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Appeal Decisions from the December 3, 2019 Meeting

The Appeal Decisions from the Short Term Accommodation Licensing Committee meeting of December 3, 2019 are now available.

Meeting materials and video are available on the Council Calendar.

The agenda for the December 9, 2019 Committee of the Whole Meeting has been revised to include:

Meeting materials and event details can be reviewed on the Council Calendar.

A light dusting of snow overnight.  All the snow removal equipment is out at this time and sidewalks are being cleared. Main roads are in good condition and secondary roads may be slippery.

We would also like to remind residents not to park cars on roadways so roads will be clear for snow removal.

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjusment meeting on December 18, 2019. See also corresponding Public Notice #A23-2019

Committee of Adjustment - Notice of Public Meeting - #B16-2019 (Brown)

Public Notice #B16-2019

This Public Notice is to be considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on December 18, 2019. See also corresponding Public Notice #B16-2019

Committee of Adjustment - Notice of Public Meeting - #A23-2019  (Brown)

Public Notice #A23-2019

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on December 18, 2019

Committee of Adjustment - Notice of Public Meeting - #B18-2019 (1382491 Ontario Inc)

Public Notice

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on December 18, 2019

Committee of Adjustment - Notice of Public Meeting - #B17-2019 (MacDairmid)

Public Notice

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on December 18, 2019

Committee of Adjustment - Notice of Public Meeting - #A26-2019 (Billowits)

Public Notice

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on December 18, 2019

Committee of Adjustment - Notice of Public Meeting - #A25-2019 (Wellman Properties Inc)

Public Notice

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on December 18, 2019.

Public Notice

Due to warmer temperatures in the last 24 hours our trucks were out sanding early.  Main Roads are in good condition and secondary roads may be slipperty.  

We would also like to remind residents not to park cars on roadways so roads will be clear for snow removal.

 

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on December 18, 2019.

Public Notice

December 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

The Committee of the Whole Agenda for December 9, 2019 is available. 

Please note that the meeting start time is 11:00 a.m.

For full meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

Last night we had approximately three centimeters of snow.  All snow removal equipment is out at this time and sidewalks are being cleared.  Main roads are in good condition and secondary roads may be slippery.  

We would also like to remind residents not to park cars on roadways so roads will be clear for snow removal.

With the few inches of snow overnight all the snow removal equipment is out at this time.  Main roads are in good condition, secondary roads may be slipperty and sidewalks are being cleared. Residents can expect delays in what they would consider normal snow clearing due to icy road conditions.  

We would also like to remind residents not to park cars on roadways so roads will be clear for snow removal.

For more information please contact:
Town of The Blue Mountains
Operations Department
Phone: 519-599-3131 x 276

The agenda for the December 2, 2019 Council Meeting has been revised to include:

  • H.2.2. Councillor Andrea Matrosovs Notice of Motion - provided at the November 15, 2019 Special Meeting of Council

Meeting materials and event details can be reviewed on the Council Calendar.

Please be advised that the Town of The Blue Mountains Water Department has closed Bay Street East between Mill Street and Elgin Street North for emergency repair of Watermain break. Please avoid the area. 

For more information contact:  Water and Wastewater Services Manager
 

Congratulations to Blue Mountain Makers & Blue Mountain Baskets on their Grand Opening Celebration!

On behalf of Council, Mayor Soever would like to extend congratulations and best wishes to Kerri Muschalla and Andrea Matrosovs for the grand opening of the Blue Mountain Makers and Blue Mountain Baskets in downtown Clarksburg.

On Sunday, November 16, 2019, family, friends and members of Council gathered to celebrate the grand opening with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“On behalf of Council, I would like to extend congratulations and best wishes to Kerri and Andrea for the launch of their new business venture” explained Mayor Soever. “Blue Mountain Makers and Blue Mountain Baskets will be a great addition to the vibrant arts and culture community in Clarksburg”.

Blue Mountain Makers is a community hub for local artisan makers to consign their work & join in events such as Maker Mornings & Artsy Afternoons. The retail studio space is staffed by the partners, Kerrie Muschalla & Andrea Matrosovs, as well as enthusiastic Maker volunteers who will be working on their craft while there.

Blue Mountain Makers and Blue Mountain Baskets is located at 201 Marsh Street in Clarksburg. To learn more, please visit: http://bluemountainmakers.ca/

For more information, please contact: 

Tim Hendry
Communications & Economic Development Coordinator
(519) 599-3131 ext. 282

On behalf of the Town of The Blue Mountains I would like to extend an invitation to apply for the Town’s Environmental Sustainability Fund.

The fund is a $5000 allocation that will be split between successful applications that demonstrate a clear goal of advancing environmental sustainability within the Town.

Last year, the Thornbury Community Gardens project and the Beaver River Watershed Initiative project were the successful recipients. Both projects were great examples of how the Town and community organizations can work together to foster social vibrancy and environmental study.

The application deadline is December 13, 2019. To learn more and to download the application, please visit: www.thebluemountains.ca/our-sustainable-path.cfm

For more information, please contact:  Manager of Solid Waste

Public Meeting regarding the Draft Municipal Licensing By-law and the Draft Municipal Administrative Penalties By-law that have been proposed.

Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Town Hall, Council Chambers
32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0

What is being proposed?

The Draft Municipal Licensing By law that is being proposed will allow the Town to not only provide a clear and transparent By-law for Short Term Rental Properties, but also provide the ability to increase the range of License types if the Town wishes to create additional Licenses in the future. The proposed by-law will require the rescinding of the existing Short-Term Accommodation By-law 2004-45 in its entirety.

Staff has also proposed a By-law to potentially allow for a Comprehensive System of Administrative Monetary Penalties to provide the ability for the Town to deal with Offences that contravene select Municipal By-laws in a Municipal Tribunal setting as opposed to having these infractions tried in Provincial Offences Court.

The Draft Municipal Licensing By-law and the Draft Municipal Administrative Penalties By-law were the subject of Staff Report FAF.19.202.

When will a decision be made?

It is important to note that a decision on the Draft Municipal Licensing By-law and the Draft Municipal Administrative Penalties By-law has NOT been made at this point and will NOT be made at this Public Meeting.

After reviewing the Draft By-laws and comments from the public, Staff will bring its recommendations to Council at a future Council Meeting.

How can I make my views known about this proposal?

Comments at the Public Meeting aid the Town and Council in their decision making process, so be sure to have your say!

Any person or agency may attend the Public Meeting and/or make verbal or written comments regarding the Draft Municipal Licensing By-law and/or the Draft Municipal Administrative Penalties By-law.

How do I submit my comments?

If you would like to submit comments in writing or would like to be notified of a decision on this proposal, submit your written comments or request during regular office hours (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to Corrina Giles, Town Clerk at:

Town Hall, 32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON

Telephone: 519-599-3131 ext. 232

Comments can also be faxed to Corrina Giles at 519-599-7723, or emailed to townclerk@thebluemountains.ca

Please note that any submitted comments become part of the public record, including names and addresses. Written comments are due by December 13, 2019 so that they may be read at the meeting for the benefit of everyone in attendance.

December 3, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Notice of Short Term Accommodation Licensing Committee

Meeting Notice

Meeting Agenda

For full meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

A light dusting of snow overnight.  Sidewalks are being cleared. 
We ask residents to be patient and use extra caution when driving. We would also like to remind residents not to park cars on roadways so roads will be clear for snow removal.
 
For more information please contact:
Town of The Blue Mountains
Operations Department
Phone: 519-599-3131 x 276

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to inform residents that Yard Waste Collection will be delayed this week, all collection zones will be serviced by Saturday November 16th.

 

Thank you for your patience.

For more information please contact;

Town of The Blue Mountains
519-599-3131 ext. 276

 

With significant snow fall in the area all snow removal equipment is out at this time. Sidewalks are still being cleared. Residents can expect delays in what they would consider normal snow clearing due to  icy road conditions.
We ask residents to be patient and use extra caution when driving. We would also like to remind residents not to park cars on roadways so roads will be clear for snow removal.
 
For more information please contact:
Town of The Blue Mountains
Operations Department
Phone: 519-599-3131 x 276

Closed Session Start Time 6:30 p.m. Council Meeting Start Time 7:00 p.m.

Please note the Agenda for the November 13, 2019 Meeting of Council has been revised to include the following:

  • Item H.2.1 "Councillor Matrosovs Notice of Motion

For full meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

The Town of The Blue Mountains Town Hall will be temporarily closed on Friday, November 15, 2019 between the hours of 8:30am – 9:45am for a staff update meeting.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

For more information, please contact: 

Tim Hendry
Communications & Economic Development Coordinator
(519) 599-3131 ext. 282

Due to significant snow fall in the area all snow removal equipment is out at this time. Sidewalks are still being cleared. Residents can expect delays in what they would consider normal snow clearing due to heavy snowfall, limited visibility and icy road conditions.

We ask residents to be patient and use extra caution when driving. We would also like to remind residents not to park cars on roadways soroads will be clear for snow removal.
 
For more information please contact:
Town of The Blue Mountains
Operations Department
Phone: 519-599-3131 x 276

The Town prohibits overnight parking on Town streets from November 1st, 2019 to April 1st, 2020 from 2:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Snow Plowing Restrictions

Please be advised that Town By-law No. 2014-65 indicates that no person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway, including those portions of the highway commonly referred to as the shoulder, sidewalk, walkway, pathway, boulevard or ditch, without written permission from the Director of Operations.

Parking Restrictions

Please be advised that the Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990 Chap. H-8 Section 170(12) indicates that no person shall park or stand a vehicle on a roadway in such a manner as to interfere with the removal or clearing of snow from the roadway.  It should also be noted that Town By-law No. 2003-11 prohibits overnight parking on Town streets from November 1st, 2019to April 1st, 2020 from 2:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Let’s work together to make this a safe and enjoyable winter.

For more information please contact:

Town of The Blue Mountains
Operations Department
Phone: 519-599-3131 x 276

November 8, 2019 at 8:45 a.m.

Please note the Agenda for the November 8, 2019 Special Meeting of Council has been revised to include the following:

  • Item C.2 "Marsh Street Centre" Request for Letter of Support from the Town of The Blue Mountains (verbal)

For full meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

This Public Meeting Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on November 20, 2019.

Public Notice

This Public Meeting Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on November 20, 2019.

Public Notice

This Public Meeting Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on November 20, 2019

Public Notice

Applications for Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments

The purpose of these applications is to consider a development proposal for a proposed waterski wakeboard cable park and associated buildings and structures.  The proposed facility is comprised of three separate cable systems which would tow participants along a series of man-made, isolated ponds.  Other amenities are proposed on the site including a pro shop, passive recreational uses, surface and overflow parking areas, and a commercial plaza and overnight accommodations as part of a future phase of development. 

The submitted Official Plan Amendment application has the purpose of amending existing site-specific land use permissions relating to the former Cedar Run Horse Park in order to provide for the proposed Water Ski Wakeboard Cable Park and accessory buildings/uses as permitted uses.  The amendment does not propose to change the Urban Employment Area or the Hazard designations currently applied to the property.

The submitted Zoning By-law Amendment application has the purpose of adding a "Water Ski Wakeboard Cable Park" as a permitted use to the existing REC3-92-h10 zone category.  The proposed amendment will also remove a "Horse Park" as a permitted use and will include implementing provisions.

Public Meeting Date:   November 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm. - Town Council Chambers

Public Notice

Small Business Week (October 20-26, 2019) is an annual opportunity of recognition of the important role of entrepreneurs and small businesses within the Canadian economy.

On behalf of Council and in support of Canadian Small Business Week, Mayor Soever would like to recognize the importance and significant role that small businesses contribute to The Town of The Blue Mountains economy.

Small Business Week (October 20-26, 2019) is an annual opportunity of recognition of the important role of entrepreneurs and small businesses within the Canadian economy.

 “As a community built on a foundation of entrepreneurship, the Town is proud to support the extremely hardworking and dedicated entrepreneurs that call the Town of The Blue Mountains their home,” explained Mayor Alar Soever. “The hardworking, creative and innovative nature of small business and entrepreneurship is what makes our community truly unique and desired throughout the entire province.”

The Town would like to acknowledge efforts of the Thornbury Business Improvement Area, Blue Mountains Chamber of Commerce, Blue Mountain Village Association and the Clarksburg Village Association, along with all other businesses associations and support services for their dedication and commitment to strengthing the small business economy both in the Town of the Blue Mountains and throughout Grey County and Simcoe County.

Thank you to all of the entrepreneurs and small businesses for choosing The Blue Mountains as your home and for playing a vital role within the community.

For more information, please contact: 

Tim Hendry
Communications & Economic Development Coordinator
(519) 599-3131 ext. 282

The purpose of this Notice is to notify you that the Notice of Completion for the Town-Wide Water Distribution System Master Plan has been issued. Project information and reports can be found on the Town's Website

If you have any question please contact either of the people listed below, 

Manager, Senior Environmental Engineer
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited
107-450 Speedvale Ave W
Guelph, ON N1H 7Y6
Phone: 519-763-0713 ext. 6522
 
Town of The Blue Mountains
32 Mill Street, PO Box 310
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
Phone: 519-599-3131 ext. 226

The Town of the Blue Mountains would like to advise the public that the Craigleith Heritage Depot has been closed until further notice as a result of air quality concerns.

Town staff are undertaking the appropriate measures to assess the concerns. Further details will be provided when available.

For more information, please contact:

Ryan Gibbons
Director of Community Services
(519) 599-3131 ext. 281

The purpose of this notice is to notify you that the Notice of Completion for the Clarksburg Master Servicing Plan has been issued.  Project information and reports can be found on the Town’s website: 

https://www.thebluemountains.ca/clarksburg-master-plan.cfm

Manager, Senior Environmental Engineer
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited
107-450 Speedvale Ave W
Guelph, ON N1H 7Y6
Phone: 519-763-0713 ext. 6522
 
Town of The Blue Mountains
32 Mill Street, PO Box 310
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
Phone: 519-599-3131 ext. 226

Committee of the Whole Agenda Highlights for October 28, 2019 now available.

Snow Plowing Restrictions - Please be advised that Town By-law No. 2014-65 indicates that no person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway, including those portions of the highway commonly referred to as the shoulder, sidewalk, walkway, pathway, boulevard or ditch, without written permission from the Director of Operations. 

Parking Restrictions - Please be advised that the Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990 Chap.  H-8 Section 170(12) indicates that no person shall park or stand a vehicle on a roadway in such a manner as to interfere with the removal or clearing of snow from the roadway.  It should also be noted that Town By-law No. 2003-11 prohibits overnight parking on Town streets from November 1st, 2019 to April 1st, 2020 from 2:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Let’s work together to make this a safe and enjoyable winter.

The Beaver Valley Outreach (BVO) is currently accepting applications for the following positions: 

For more information, please visit: http://www.bvo.ca/employment-opportunities.cfm

The Revised Agenda for The Blue Mountains, Committee of The Whole Meeting on October 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. is available.

Please note the changes include the Revised Agenda and agenda item B.1.3 Deputation: Doug Hackbart RE: Comments and Response to request to purchase a portion of Victoria Street North Thornbury

For additional information, please visit the Council Calendar.

The Agenda for The Blue Mountains, Committee of the Whole Meeting on October 7, 2019 is available.

Please note the start time of 1:00 p.m.

For additional information, please visit the Council Calendar.

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of the Whole meeting on October 28, 2019 at 5:00pm

The purpose of this application is to consider a request to increase the maximum permitted lot coverage on the subject lands from 30% to 35%.  Lot coverage means the percentage of the lot area covered by all buildings and structures (excluding pools and decks).  The proposed increase in coverage is requested as the homes being designed for these lots have the option to also include a covered porch (loggia).  The proposed increase of 5% lot coverage would only apply to the covered porch portion.

The effect of this application is to consider a new site specific exception as follows: a covered porch may exceed the maximum permitted lot coverage up to 35% of the lot area.

Public Meeting: October 28, 2019 at 5:00pm 
Location: Town Hall, Council Chambers 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

This Public Meeting Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment Meeting on October 16, 2019.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING - B14-2019 & B15-2019 (Sheridan)

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on October 16, 2019

NOTICE - A18-2019 (209 Craighleith Road)

Scheduled for 8:30 a.m. September 25, 2019

A Special Meeting of Council has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on September 25, 2019.

The Agenda is now available.

For additional meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

The Council of the Town of The Blue Mountains and former Councillor Michael Seguin are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement resolving all differences arising from Mr. Seguin’s tenure and subsequent resignation from Council. Following an honest and productive discussion, the agreement specifies that neither party bears any fault or liability for the events leading to Mr. Seguin’s Application for a Judicial Review of the procedural processes used under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to investigate and adjudicate the complaints against him while a sitting Councillor, including all complaints brought forward before the Office of the Integrity Commissioner.  The Settlement provides for a fair and reasonable payment by the Town to Mr. Seguin in the amount of $26,500.00 to compensate him for the costs he incurred as part of his legal challenge. The Town has also agreed to waive the enforcement of a cost award issued against Mr. Seguin as a result of the abandonment of his court challenge.

In reaching this agreement, the Town wishes to thank the former Member of Council for his years of public service. At the same time, Michael would like to express his gratitude to the current Council for acknowledging his disappointment with the inquiry process and assisting him in the partial recovery of his costs.

The parties will have no further comment in this matter or on the contents of the Settlement Agreement.  

D.1-FAF.19.200-Execution-of-Agreement-between-Michael-Seguin-and-Town-of-The-Blue-Mountains-REVISED (3.38 MB)

The Agenda for The Blue Mountains Special Meeting of Council on September 23, 2019 is available.

Please note the start time is 8:30 a.m.

For additional information, please visit the Council Calendar.

This Public Meeting Notice will be considered at the Town Council Meeting on October 7, 2019.

The County of Grey and the Town of The Blue Mountains are seeking input on a development application that would create a total of 31 single detached residential units on Block 38, Registered Plan 16M-24. 

Public Meeting: October 7, 2019 at 5:00pm 
Location: Town Hall, Council Chambers 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING 

This Public Meeting Notice is being considered at the October 7, 2019 Town Council Meeting

The applicants are seeking approval to refine the zoned hazard area on the property, to allow them to build a single detached house. The current zoning is Residential (R1-1) and Hazard (H). The area of Hazard (H) is through the centre of the lot and impacts the ability to build a house. 

Public Meeting: October 7, 2019 at 5:00pm 
Location: Town Hall, Council Chambers 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Public Meeting Date: October 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Town Hall, Council Chambers
32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
 

What is being proposed?

The Town is considering revisions to its existing Regulating Sewer Discharge By-Law 2013-37 to address the regulatory framework for high strength and industrial wastewater users.

Updating the By-Law and incorporating both sanitary and storm sewer discharge criteria, the By-Law, if passed, will allow the Town to take a proactive and fiscally responsible initiative to safeguard the Town’s infrastructure, public health, property and the environment, now and into the future. The proposed draft Regulating Sewer Discharge By-Law regulates all users: residential, industrial, commercial, and institutional and addresses extraneous flows from users discharging to the sewers.

Staff report CSPW.19.039 Regulating Sewer Discharge By-law 2013-37 Update provides additional information regarding the proposed changes.

Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Town of The Blue Mountains, at its regularly scheduled Council Meeting on November 13, 2019, will consider the adoption of a new Regulating Sewer Discharge By-Law and repeal the existing Regulating Sewer Discharge By-law 2013-37.

Public Meeting Notice

For more information contact:
Allison Kershaw, Manager of Water and Wastewater Services
519-599-3131 ext. 226

Wednesday, September 11 in Thornbury

The Seniors Network Blue Mountains will host its third Seniors Information and Active Living Fair on Wednesday, September 11.

The fair will run from 10 am to 2 pm at the Beaver Valley Community Centre at 58 Alfred Street West in Thornbury, and admission is free.

If you are a senior or caregiver in the area this is a great way to connect with many available resources including: caregiving; housing options and supports; safety; health and pharmaceutical information; meal-related options; and others. There will be more than 40 exhibitors, healthy snacks, door prizes, and an opportunity to 'Meet the 'Mayor'.

Sponsors include CARP, Town of the Blue Mountains, Balmoral Place Retirement Community, and Blue Mountain Audiology.

About the Seniors Network Blue Mountains

The network aims to provide information and raise issues of interest to seniors in the Blue Mountains area. The network was formed in 2014. It includes representatives of the Town of the Blue Mountains (Community Services) the Blue Mountains Public Library, Beaver Valley Outreach, Errinrung Long Term Care Home & Retirement Community, the Grey Bruce Health Unit, and several individuals.

For more information, contact info@seniorsnetworkinblue.org

Grey County's 2019 Rural Guide is now available. The guide includes information regarding the following:

  • Frequently used OMAFRA Contacts
  • Frequently used Government Contacts
  • Rural Organizations in Grey County
  • Women's Institutes
  • Agricultural Societies
  • Conservation Authorities
  • Horticultural Societies
  • Farmers' Markets
  • Municipal Contacts
  • Elected Officials
  • Media Contacts

Grey County 2019 Rural Guide

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