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COVID-19 Update

Posted On: Monday, March 16, 2020

A dedicated webpage regarding COVID-19 has been created for the Town of The Blue Mountains. To view the webpage, please visit: www.thebluemountains.ca/covid-19.cfm

The video message linked below was provided by Mayor Alar Soever as an update related to COVID-19.

Direct video link: https://youtu.be/GBYP3LypVZ4

The Town of The Blue Mountains is excited to announce that the new Town website (www.thebluemountains.ca) will be launching on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

With a focus on enhancing the overall user experience, the new website features improved navigation and search engine capabilities to help users find information faster. The design is based on feedback from residents, the Community Communications Advisory Committee, Town staff and recommendations from the website developer.

“The new website has been designed and developed through community and user feedback alongside data and analytics,” says Tim Hendry, Manager of Communications and Economic Development. “Using analytics, the navigation and search capabilities have been simplified to ensure users are able to find what they’re looking for and content has incorporated the use of plain language to simplify and increase readability for users.”

The new website is compatible with all smartphones, tablets and computers, and meets the highest level of accessibility standards for government organizations. In addition, the website offers the ability for users to subscribe for Town news and information, and project-specific updates.

"Town staff have worked collaboratively with the Community Communications Advisory Committee to design and develop the new website and I would like to thank all residents that participated in the website user testing workshops,” explains Chief Administrative Officer, Shawn Everitt. “As we launch the new website, residents are encouraged to share their feedback about its features and usability through the online feedback form, and staff will continue to monitor analytics to make further adjustments as necessary.”

For more information, please contact: 

Tim Hendry
Manager of Communications and Economic Development
(519) 599-3131 ext. 282

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise residents that a new online interactive map has been developed, which shows all licensed Short Term Accommodation properties within the Town.

To view the online map, please visit:

https://thebluemountains.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=328ec3b2e7a24a5ab69c1367be62da90

The map was developed internally by staff and provides specific details regarding each Short Term Accommodation property, including the address, licence details, and contact information for the responsible person. In addition, the map will indicate properties that have applied for a Short Term Accommodation licence and that are subject to approval.

“This new tool will allow residents to locate all Short Term Accommodations that are operating throughout the community,” explains Wayne Dewitt, the Municipal Prosecutor Supervisor of the Town’s By-Law Services. “The map was developed based upon requests from the public regarding easy access to Short Term Accommodation information. We hope that the map will be a helpful resource regarding licensing information and property contact details.”

For more information on the Town’s Short Term Accommodation Licencing By-Law, please visit: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/short-term-accommodations.cfm

For more information, please contact: 

By-Law Services
(519) 599-3131 ext. 326

October 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Please be advised that the October 26, 2021 Special Meeting of Council Agenda is now available.

NOTE:The Blue Mountains Council and Committee of the Whole meetings are currently closed to the public to assist with social distancing with respect to COVID-19. Comments received from the public that have not been included on the Agenda, will be read at the meeting by the Town Clerk.

The meeting will be livestreamed and an archived recording of the meeting will be posted to the Town's website.

October 26, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Please be advised that the October 26, 2021 Special Committee of the Whole meeting Agenda  has been revised to include:

NOTE:The Blue Mountains Council and Committee of the Whole meetings are currently closed to the public to assist with social distancing with respect to COVID-19. Comments received from the public that have not been included on the Agenda, will be read at the meeting by the Town Clerk.

The meeting will be livestreamed and an archived recording of the meeting will be posted to the Town's website.

October 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

The Agenda for the October 28, 2021 Council Compensation Review Committee is now available.

Meeting Agenda

Please note that included in the agenda is Item C.1 Draft, Interim 2021 TBM Mayor and Council Compensation Recommendation Report dated October 20, 2021.

Should members of the public wish to provide correspondence or make presentation regarding this, or other items on the agenda, please contact the Executive Assistant by 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 22.

Public Comments can be received by the Executive Assistant up to the meeting date.

Full meeting details are available on the Agendas, Minutes, Reports webpage.

NOTE: Committee meetings are taking place virtually to assist with social distancing with respect to COVID-19. Comments received from the public that have not been included on the Agenda will be read at the meeting by the Executive Assistant. The meeting will be recorded and an archived recording will be posted to the Town's website. The meeting will not be livestreamed.

To provide comments, please contact:

32 Mill Street, PO Box 310
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to provide residents with a project update regarding the status and survey results of the Thornbury Density and Intensification Study. 

The study was initiated with a public survey to gain insight from the community about residential development specific to density, infill and intensification within Thornbury. The study will be used to help inform and prepare new policy changes at the Official Plan and Zoning By-law level and provide insight into what the Thornbury community will look and feel like.

The survey received over 250 responses, with the majority of responses from Thornbury residents. As detailed within the results, 80% of respondents agreed that increasing housing affordability and options should be a high or medium priority for the Town. The survey also concluded that maintaining the unique character of Thornbury was important to respondents. Results showed that maintaining existing green space is a priority, and new development should be compatible with the surrounding neighbourhood.

“The results of the survey will be used to help identify potential areas for intensification and how development could occur in a complimentary way,” stated Senior Policy Planner Shawn Postma. “The information will also guide policy and zoning for Thornbury as the community continues to grow.”

To view the full survey results or to learn more about the project, please visit: https://yourview.thebluemountains.ca/intensification-density-study

For more information, please contact:
Shawn Postma
Senior Policy Planner
(519) 599-3131 ext. 248
 

Alta (Tabera) Phase II Public Open House on October 28, 2021

The Alta Phase II Public Open House will be held on October 28, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Alpine Ski Club, Georgian Room - 2nd Floor.  For more information, please see the Notice of Public Open House.

 

 

The video message linked below was provided by Mayor Alar Soever as an update related to COVID-19.

Direct video link: https://youtu.be/pDj1VSElHjs

Seeking One (1) Volunteer Board Member

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation (BMAHC) is seeking applications in the form of letters of interest and resumes from members of the public for appointment to The Attainable Housing Corporation Board of Directors.

The Board’s composition is a 9-member volunteer Board of Directors, of which 8 Directors have been previously appointed. The Board is currently seeking to fill the remaining vacancy with a volunteer who is willing to share their real estate development and finance experience and their passion to address the housing market affordability gap for the growing and underserved middle-income families and individuals in our community

In the letters of interest and resumes, applicants are encouraged to include background information and any special qualifications or interest related to attainable housing. The Attainable Housing Corporation is seeking an individual with a financial background, although all interested individuals are encouraged to apply.  Previous applicants will also be reconsidered at this time. Successful applicants should be prepared to participate in daytime and evening meetings at least once monthly and commit enough time to read meeting materials in advance of the meeting.

For additional information regarding the Attainable Housing Corporation, please visit The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation website: https://www.thebluemountainshousing.ca  or email attainablehousing@thebluemountains.ca

All Applications should be submitted no later than Monday November 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm to:

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation
c/o Melissa Pollock, Administrative Assistant, Councillor Rob Sampson, Chair
32 Mill Street, PO Box 310
Thornbury, ON N0H2P0

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise members of the public of upcoming seasonal facility closures and maintenance changes in anticipation of the Fall and Winter months.

Facility and Park Amenities Closures

The Tomahawk Golf Course will be closed as of Tuesday, October 12 for the season. During this time, Town Staff will be removing all nets and windscreens at the tennis and pickleball courts and will also begin the process of closing washrooms located throughout parks and outdoor recreation areas (not including the portable washroom located at Hester Street Park). Work is anticipated to be complete by Friday, October 29.

The Town would like to remind residents that the Thornbury Pier will be closed as of November 1 for the season to restrict access and to ensure public safety during Winter weather conditions.

Upcoming Winter Trails and Recreation Information

As the Town prepares for the closure of Spring and Summer facilities and amenities, the Town would also like to highlight upcoming outdoor winter recreational opportunities. Following the success of the groomed trails last winter, the Town will continue the maintenance and regular grooming of both the Georgian Trail as well as trails at the Tomahawk Recreation Complex. All other parks and trails will remain open to the public but will not be regularly maintained or groomed.  For more information on the open/closed status of parks, trails and facilities within the community, please visit the Town’s interactive map: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/covid-19-open-and-closed.cfm

Upcoming Parking Restrictions

Members of the public are also reminded that Winter Parking Restrictions come into effect on November 1, 2021. The restrictions prohibit on street parking between 2:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. to help ensure that winter roads maintenance can proceed in a safe and timely manner.

When visiting a park, trail, or outdoor natural space, please plan ahead, ensure parking is included in your itinerary, and follow all current local and provincial public health safety guidelines.

For more information, please contact: 

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

The following press release is being shared by the Town on behalf of the Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation. 

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation (BMAHC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Bisley as the Corporation’s new Executive Director, effective November 8, 2021. As Executive Director, Jennifer will provide strategic leadership to progress the development of attainable housing opportunities in The Blue Mountains and oversee management responsibilities of the BMAHC. 

Rob Sampson Chairperson of the BMAHC states, “Jennifer joins us having previously worked with the Canmore Community Housing Corporation to expand rental and ownership options for employees and locals in the resort community. She brings more than 15 years of experience in leadership positions dedicated to housing strategy, development, programs, and community engagement in the public and non-profit sectors.” 

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to provide attainable housing for working families of modest means. It has become evermore apparent that there is a need for attainable housing for the “missing middle” of our community and particularly after the covid-19 pandemic. The BMAHC is looking forward to continuing its partnership with The Town of Blue Mountains, development organziations and the community of The Blue Mountains to further support the development of attainable housing. 

For more information, please contact: 

Rob Sampson
Chair of The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation
(519) 599-3131 ext. 408

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to notify residents that the Community Space located at Lot 15 and 17 west of TD Bank on Arthur Street West in Thornbury will be closing as of October 12, 2021.

Soil testing and geotechnical work related to the future Parking Lot project will be taking place later this fall in preparation for construction beginning in spring of 2022. 90% design drawings and renderings of the new Arthur Street Parking Lot are expected to be available for final community review before the end of this year.

For project updates, please visit the Town website at: https://thebluemountains.ca/arthur-street-west-parking-lot.cfm?is=27

For more information, please contact: 

Mike Humphries
Senior Infrastructure Capital Project Coordinator
(519) 599-3131 ext. 277

Wednesday October 13, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

The Agenda for the October 13, 2021 Sustainability Advisory Committee meeting is now available.

Meeting Agenda

Full meeting details are available on the Agendas, Minutes, Reports webpage.

NOTE: Committee meetings are taking place virtually to assist with social distancing with respect to COVID-19. Comments received from the public that have not been included on the Agenda will be read at the meeting by the Executive Assistant. The meeting will be recorded and an archived recording will be posted to the Town's website. The meeting will not be livestreamed.

To provide comments, please contact:

Executive Assistant

32 Mill Street, PO Box 310

Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0

Fire Prevention Week runs from October 3 - 9, and the Blue Mountains Fire Department is challenging everyone to “Get Loud!” and test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™.”

When the test button is pushed, the alarm beeps to indicate that there is an emergency. This is the same sound that will alarm in the actual event of a fire or carbon monoxide. If the alarm does not work or make a sound, please replace the batteries, or replace the alarm.

As required by the Ontario Fire Code, every home is required to have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside each sleeping area. Too often, fatal fires take place in homes where there are no working smoke alarms.

Testing both your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is the only way to ensure they are working and that you and your family can be alerted in the event of a fire.

The Town of The Blue Mountains Fire Chief, Steve Conn urges all residents to be proactive and test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms every month.

“Take immediate action if your smoke or carbon monoxide alarms sounds,” explained Fire Chief Steve Conn. “If an alarm beeps in an emergency, get everyone out of the home. If your alarms chirp, please replace the batteries or your alarms immediately.”

To learn more, please visit: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/fire-services.cfm

For more information, please contact:

The Blue Mountains Fire Department
519-599-3131 ext. 101

On behalf of the Council Compensation Review Committee, the Town would like to provide an update regarding the 2021 Council compensation review process.

As directed by Council, the Committee has reconvened to review the recommendations previously approved by Council in 2019 to ensure that the compensation structure continues to reflect the best interests of both ratepayers and elected officials.

A report with preliminary recommendations will be presented by Committee members at the October 28, 2021, Council Compensation Review Committee meeting. To provide feedback, the Committee has extended an open invitation for members of the public to review the preliminary report and provide feedback. The preliminary report will be available on the Town website for public review on October 20, 2021 on the Agendas, Minutes Reports webpage: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/agendas-minutes-reports.cfm.

Following the report, the recommendations will be considered by Council through the 2022 budget process. If you are interested in submitting comments but are unable to attend the October 28, 2021 meeting, you can submit a letter of correspondence to the Committee for review. Correspondence must be submitted to the Executive Assistant by October 22, 2021.

In addition, members of the public are invited to submit comments to the Executive Assistant which will be read during the public comment period of the Committee meeting. Comments can be submitted using the contact form below prior to the meeting on October 28, 2021.

About the Council Compensation Review Committee

The Council Compensation Review Committee is an advisory committee of Council for the purposes of reviewing relevant municipal models and recommending a compensation package for elected officials that is fair and reasonable to both Council and ratepayers. The Committee will present a report to Council outlining a proposed compensation package at the Council Compensation Review Committee meeting on October 28, 2021.

To learn more, please visit: www.thebluemountains.ca/council-compensation-review-committee.cfm

For more information, please contact:

Shawn Everitt
Chief Administrative Officer
(519) 599-3131 ext. 234

Executive Assistant
Committees of Council
(519) 599-3131 ext. 306

To ensure that The Blue Mountains Fire Department continues to meet the needs of the community, a comprehensive review of operations and services is being completed through the development of a comprehensive Fire Master Plan.

The plan will include a review of existing operations and services and will establish an actionable path forward in planning and preparing for future emergency challenges, as well as focusing on enhancing overall public education and safety. To launch the project, a dedicated webpage has been created where residents can keep engaged with the project's details and key dates. To view the project webpage, please visit: http://yourview.thebluemountains.ca/fire-master-plan

The Fire Master Plan will be completed in phases, beginning with a Town-wide Community Risk Assessment which is used to identify and evaluate all risks to public safety to better inform decision-making within the Town's fire services.

“As the Town continues to see significant growth in population and development, it is important our Fire Department is equipped with the tools and resources necessary to ensure and enhance the safety of our community,” says Mayor Alar Soever. “The development of a comprehensive Fire Master Plan will give the Town a strategic and actionable path forward for our fire services and ensure they remain sustainable well into the future.”

Through research and community consultation, the Fire Master Plan will examine the people, processes, and technology of the Town's Fire Department and will address key items by recommending industry best practices, current standards, and applicable legislation as the foundation for all work going forward. The final plan is scheduled to be received by Council in February 2022.

For more information, please contact:

The Blue Mountains Fire Department
519-599-3131 ext. 101

Notice- Road Closures Related to Price's Development Project

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise the public that a contractor is scheduled to install two new sections of box culvert on Grey Road 19 and Scenic Caves Road in the vicinity of Price’s Development at the base of Blue Mountain Resort starting Tuesday, October 5, 2021.
 
Road closures will be found on Grey Road 19 from the Blue Mountain Resort roundabout to Claire Glen Road, and on Scenic Caves Road from the Blue Mountain Resort roundabout to Blue Mountain Road. The installations will be happening consecutively and are expected to be completed within two weeks. Posted detour routes on Blue Mountain Road and Claire Glen Road will ensure access from all directions is maintained for public and emergency vehicles while construction takes place.

For more information, please visit the project page on the Town’s website: https://thebluemountains.ca/prices-subdivision.cfm?is=27

For additional information, please contact:
Michael Campbell, C.E.T.
Construction Coordinator
Town of The Blue Mountains 
(519) 599-3131 ext. 275
 

Agenda Item C.3

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation October 7 agenda has been revised at Item C.3. Minor revisions were made to the motion to reference the Corporation's Purchasing and Development Policy.

Revised Agenda

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to provide residents with information related to the pump failure that happened last week at the Craigleith Wastewater Pumping Station as a result of the excessive rainfall. The Town’s wastewater and stormwater sewers are nominally separated systems and Town staff suspect that pumping station capacity was exceeded due to inflow and infiltration through unauthorized connections or other breaches in the wastewater system. A thorough investigation into the causes of this event is being conducted.

The rainfall event caused sewer back-ups in the Craigleith area, but no untreated wastewater was released into Georgian Bay during the weather event. “Events such as this have very serious repercussions for residents who may be affected”, stated Alar Soever, Mayor of The Blue Mountains.  “We should not have seen the volumes we received in our wastewater system, which indicates we had excessive inflow and infiltration.  While we have an active program to address inflow and infiltration, we had not seen significant infiltration issues previously in this part of our system.”  

On Tuesday, September 21st, Town wastewater operators proactively prepared for the forecasted heavy rainfall by emptying and increasing storage capacity at both the Treatment Plant and at the lagoon ponds. In addition, both forcemains were opened at the Craigleith Wastewater Treatment Plant, allowing the pumping station to reach its 180 litres per second firm capacity. 

During standard operation throughout the fall season, the pumping station typically handles a flow between 10 to 35 litres per second. However, due to the excessive rainfall, by 3:30pm, the flow had reached 225 litres per second, far higher than the station’s capacity. Shortly after 6:00pm, the on-call operator responded to a high-level alert at the Craigleith Pumping Station. The alarm was followed by a second alarm, indicating that a pump had failed. The pump failure was caused by a short circuit. The operator contacted the Town’s electrical support contractor, who immediately responded to fix the issue. At 7:44pm, a second pump failed due to motor overload. Working with the electrical support contractor, repairs were made and both pumps were restarted and operational throughout the night with flows between 200 and 240 litres per second until rainfall subsided and typical operations resumed. Staff remained at the station overnight to closely monitor the operations of both pumps. 

To reduce stress on the pumping station, Town staff called in Region of Huronia Environmental Services to start hauling wastewater from the lift station directly to the Treatment Plant. During this time, the Town received calls from residents in the Craigleith area reporting sewage backups. Town staff have been in contact with affected residents. A homeowner may choose to submit a claim for damages. More information on how to submit a claim can be found on the Town’s website at https://www.thebluemountains.ca/risk-management.cfm.

The rain event was unusual with 138mm of rainfall occurring over 30 hours in the collection area of Craigleith Wastewater Treatment Plant.  This led to the increased pressures on the system. The Grey Sauble Conservation Authority reviewed the nearby rainfall data and determined it to be close to a 100-year storm event.

Inflow and infiltration is suspected to have had a major impact on system capacity. Unauthorized connections to the wastewater system via downspouts or sump pumps can overwhelm the Municipality’s sanitary sewer infrastructure. It also leads to substantial amounts of clean water entering the sanitary sewer, which requires unnecessary treatment at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Town currently monitors inflow and infiltration through sewer cameras and will be implementing smoke and dye testing in the future.

The Town would like to remind residents that in the event of a wastewater emergency, wastewater operations staff can be reached 24/7 by calling (705) 446-5041. The after-hours emergency line connects residents directly to an on-call wastewater operator.  

For more information, please contact:
Allison Kershaw
Town of The Blue Mountains
Manager of Water and Wastewater Services
(519) 599-3131 ext. 226

 

October 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm (virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams)

The Notices for October 20, 2021 meeting are as follows:


Notice of Public Hearing (Virtual) - A25-2021 - Dice - 155 Craigmore Crescent

Notice of Public Hearing (Virtual) - A26-2021 - Edwards - 150 Bay Street East

Notice of Public Hearing (Virtual) - A27-2021 - Swalm - 109 Campbell Crescent

Notice of Public Hearing (Virtual) - A28-2021 - Patullo - 108 Stone Zack Lane

Notice of Public Hearing (Virtual) - B09-2021 - Gray and Targonski - 126 Arthur Street West

Notice of Public Hearing (Virtual) - Sign Variance - 158 Clark Street

Notice of Public Hearing (Virtual) - Sign Variance - 208 Lakeshore Road East

Anyone wishing to speak at the Virtual Public Meeting is required to pre-register online and no later than two (2) business days in advance of the meeting (no later than October 18, 2021 at 10:00 am).  To register online, please complete the Online Registration Form.

NOTE:  Committee meetings are taking place virtually to assist with social distancing with respect to Covid-19.

 

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise members of the public that Thursday, September 30, 2021 will mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

To honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Town will lower the flags to half-mast and will fly the Every Child Matters flag to recognize and remember victims and survivors of Residential Schools across Canada.

“The first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation marks an important step in the country’s reconciliation process,” says Mayor Alar Soever. “Today provides the opportunity to learn more and deepen our understanding of Canada’s history, the legacy of the Residential School System, and the diverse cultures and histories of Indigenous peoples.”

The Town also invites the community to wear orange in recognition of Orange Shirt Day and to visit and pay their respect at the dedicated memorial located at the area West of Town Hall near the Riverwalk platform. Members of the public are encouraged to place orange ribbons, shoes, letters, or other notable items at the dedicated memorial site to honour the lives lost to the Residential School System.

Items placed at the memorial site will be donated to the Beaver Valley Outreach next week to give residents the opportunity to visit and reflect over the course of the weekend.

The Blue Mountains Public Library has also created a take-home kit that are available for pick-up at the L.E. Shore Library and the Craigleith Depot. The kits include a Calls to Action booklet, a book list featuring Indigenous authors, and a sticker from an Indigenous artist. For more information, please visit: https://www.thebluemountainslibrary.ca/

For more information and educational resources on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, please visit the following:

The Town of The Blue Mountains is located within the boundary of Treaty 18 region of 1818 which is the traditional land of the Anishnaabek, Haudenosaunee and Wendat-Wyandot-Wyandotte peoples. The Town honours and acknowledges the First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples of Canada as traditional stewards of this land.

Support Services Available

  • The National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: This national crisis line is available 24-hours a day to provide support for former students and those affected. Access support and crisis referral services by calling 1-866-925-4419
  • Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS): The IRSSS can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-721-0066.

For more information, please contact: 

Shawn Everitt
Chief Administrative Officer
(519) 599-3131 ext. 234

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to announce that construction on the Thornbury Pier is complete, and that the area has reopened for public use.

“We’re extremely happy to see this project wrap up, and to welcome our community and visitors back to the Pier,” stated Director of Community Services, Ryan Gibbons. “This project has endured a number of ups and downs since construction began, but we’re thrilled with the end result.”

The Town would like to remind the public that the Pier will close for the season at the end of October, as weather conditions begin to create unsafe conditions. Regrading and smoothing of the parking area is set to be completed in the spring of 2022.

Once again, the Town would like to thank all residents for their patience and understanding throughout this project.

For more information, please contact:

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

The Town of The Blue Mountains invites community organizations to apply for the Town’s Environmental Sustainability Fund. 

This fund has an allocation of $5,000 that will be split between the successful applications which demonstrate a clear goal of advancing environmental sustainability within the Town.

This year’s fund looks to build on previous successful recipients including a local native tree nursery with Tree Trust TBM in 2021, as well as the Thornbury Community Gardens and Beaver River Watershed Initiative projects in 2020. These projects exemplify how the Town and community organizations can work alongside one another and foster social vibrancy and environmental sustainability.

Interested community organizations wishing to apply must submit their application no later than November 5, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET. To learn more about the Town’s Environmental Sustainability Fund and to apply, please visit: www.thebluemountains.ca/environmental-sustainability-fund.cfm  

For more information, please contact:

Nicholas Cloet
Sustainability Coordinator
519-599-3131 ext. 235

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise the public that a contractor will be completing CCTV inspections and condition assessments of Sanitary and Storm Sewers throughout the Town starting June 14, 2021 and continuing until October 31, 2021.

Residents are advised that there may be temporary lane restrictions while the work is being completed. No significant impact to traffic is anticipated. Due to the high pressure used in the inspections, residents may experience bubbling or noise in fixtures located on lower levels.

The CCTV inspections and condition assessments project is used to identify any defects or issues within the Sanitary and Storm Sewer system. Data collected is used for asset management and capital project planning.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Humphries
Senior Infrastructure Capital Project Coordinator
(519) 599-3131 ext. 277
mhumphries@thebluemountains.ca

Disposition of Land - Unopened Wellington Street North Road Allowance

Be advised that on April 20, 2021, Council considered Staff Report No. PDS.21.019, entitled "Municipal Land Exchange for 150 and 160 King Street East".  Council has resolved in part to undertake the following:

1.  That Council deems a portion of the unopened Wellington Street North Right-of-Way as surplus to the needs of the  Corporation; and

2.  That Council direct staff to proceed with all necessary processes required to consider disposal of a portion of the unopened Wellington Street North Right-of-Way in accordance with the Town’s Sale and Disposal of Land Policy (POL.COR.07.02).

The Town is providing the public this Notice of Disposition of Land regarding a portion of the unopened Wellington Street North Right-of-Way as set out on the illustration provided below.  This portion of unopened Right-of-Way is located off Highway 26 (King Street East) and is situated between two (2) vacant lots municipally known as 150 King Street East and 160 King Street East. 

Wellington Street ROW

Questions? Want more information? Ask a Staff Member!

Trevor Houghton, Manager of Community Planning

519-599-3131 ext. 308

thoughton@thebluemountains.ca

 

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise the public that a contractor will be making improvements to the water distribution network including watermain and roadworks construction in the following areas:

  • Craigmore Crescent at County Road 19
  • Tyrolean Lane at Craigmore Crescent
  • Craigmore Crescent at Settlers Way
  • Birch View Trail at Arlberg Crescent

Date: June 7 to October 29, 2021

Time: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. weekdays

Traffic will be restricted to Local Traffic and Emergency Services only.

For more information please contact:
 
Operations Department
Phone: 519-599-3131 x 277

Public Notices

Visit our Public Notices page for an up to date list of Town public notices and  public information centres.