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The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to provide a public response to inquires about lead levels within municipal drinking water.

The Town operates its water system in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 and all applicable Ontario Regulations. As a result, there is no concern related to lead levels within the Town of The Blue Mountains drinking water system. Drinking water within the municipal water system is safe and is actively monitored and tested by the Town’s licensed Water Operators to ensure that the high-quality standard for our drinking water adheres to all Provincial Regulations as legally enforced by the Province of Ontario.

The recent reports of lead levels exceeding Provincial standards is related to water coming in contact with lead material found in private plumbing lines and private plumbing fixtures.

Since 2008, the Town has offered a free lead testing program for private homes. Throughout that time, over 200 water samples have been collected with only one private business identified as exceeding the acceptable limit. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the lead found within the water resulted from private plumbing within the home and as a result the issue was corrected by the homeowner.

Within the coming days, Mayor Alar Soever will be contacting the parties identified within recent media reports to offer support and to foster open communication with the Town.

For more information, please contact:

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

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

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 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

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 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.  

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The Thornbury Pier is now closed for the season.

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise the public that the Thornbury Pier is now closed for the season. Barrier fencing has been installed across the pier access to ensure public safety.

The closure of the pier is due to the above-average water levels and high winds that the region has been experiencing. In addition, crews will be conducting regular maintenance to the Thornbury Pier to ensure it is ready for next season.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information, please contact:

Community Services Department
(519) 599-3131 ext. 281

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise the public that the mobile rideshare application, Uber is now available within the Town of The Blue Mountains.

Yesterday, the Town received confirmation from senior representatives at Uber that the technical error within the software has been fixed.

“I would like to extend my gratitude to Town staff for their persistence in working with Uber to address the need and to correct the issue” explained Chief Administrative Officer, Shawn Everitt. “The availability of transportation is a key economic development priority for the Town and Uber will help to address the need within the community.”

Residents are reminded that since Uber has not been available within the Town of The Blue Mountains, it will take time for drivers to become regularly available. If you are interested in registering as a driver, please visit: www.uber.com/ca/en/drive

For more information or to download the Uber app, please visit the app store on your phone and search for “UBER”.

For more information, please contact:

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

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

The Town of The Blue Mountains is excited to announce the launch of Your View, the Town’s new online public engagement platform.

Notice- Launch of New Online Public Engagement Platform

 

The Town of The Blue Mountains is excited to announce the launch of Your View, the Town’s new online public engagement platform. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to join the conversation by visiting https://yourview.thebluemountains.ca.

Your View, will give residents greater access to share feedback and opinions on Town projects and initiatives, as well as the opportunity to participate in community discussions, surveys, polls and fun projects such as photo contests.

Andres Paara, Chair of the Community Communications Advisory Committee, explained that “Providing the public with methods by which they can have direct input and provide opinions to important matters & initiatives within our community is a key part of the mandate of the Community Communications Advisory Committee. We believe that this new online public engagement platform will greatly assist in accomplishing this". 

All responses submitted through the online engagement platform will be reviewed by members of Council and staff. The goal of the platform is to create an open and positive online environment for idea sharing and collaboration.

“The launch of Your View is a big step forward in how the Town engages and communicates online with residents” explained Chief Administration Officer, Shawn Everitt. “The addition of this new online engagement platform allows residents and stakeholders to share feedback and participate in a discussion from the comfort of their own home.”

To participate, users are required to register for an account. Registration is a fast and easy process that can be completed in under two minutes.

Learn more and share your view by visiting: https://yourview.thebluemountains.ca

For more information, please contact:

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

Watermain break on Sleepy Hollow Road between Grey Road 19 and Kitzbuhl Crescent.

Notice- Watermain Break on Sleepy Hollow Road  (UPDATED)

Update - 11:30am on August 30, 2019

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to provide an update to the public regarding the watermain break and Pre-cautionary Boil Water Advisory. 

The precautionary boil water advisory issued for the area of: Innsbrook Lane, Dolomite Court, Salzburg Place & Sleepy Hollow Road (111 to 135) has been lifted as of August 30, 2019.

The Town has received two sets of consecutive bacteriological results which indicate 0 presence of E.Coli and 0 presence of Total Coliform.

Please run your taps for 5 minutes after which time normal water usage and consumption may resume.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

Update- 4:00pm on August 27, 2019

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to provide an update to the public regarding the watermain break. Earlier this afternoon, crews successfully repaired the break and completed the required procedures to flush the system. The free chlorine remained at an acceptable level at all times.

The Town has issued a precautionary boil water advisory to the impacted area as indicated on the map above. The precautionary boil water advisory is only applicable to the impacted properties as identified on the map. The precautionary boil water advisory will be lifted when the appropriate testing has been completed. In addition, residents within the impacted areas have received hand-delivered notices of the precautionary boil water advisory.

Town officials has been in regular contact with both the Grey Bruce Health Unit and the Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks, throughout the day regarding the corrective actions.

Original Notice Posted 

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise the public of a watermain break on Sleepy Hollow Road between Grey Road 19 and Kitzbuhl Crescent.

Town crews are on-site and are working to repair the issue. As a result, the Town has closed the impacted portion of Sleepy Hollow Road. In addition, homes within the area will experience very low water pressure.

Both the Health Unit and the Ministry of the Environment have been notified of the watermain break.

Further updates will be posted to the Town website when available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

For more information, please contact:

Operations Department
(519) 599-3131 ext. 284

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

A contractor will be conducting surface maintenance and treatment on specific Town roads starting August 22, 2019.

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise the public that a contractor will be conducting surface maintenance and treatment on specific Town roads starting August 22, 2019, and continuing until the end of the month. 

Click to view a map of the roads scheduled for work: 2019 Surface Treatment Map

During this time, there may be minor traffic delays and temporary lane restrictions. The work is being completed as part of the Towns regular road maintenance schedule.

Tuesday, August 27th

Residents and visitors are encouraged to avoid parking on Harbour Street early in the morning on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 while crews are completing road surface work. Thank you for your understanding.

For more information, please contact:

Operations Department
(519) 599-3131 ext. 276

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

New Town branded t-shirts and hats that are available for sale at various retail locations!

The Town of The Blue Mountains is excited to announce the launch of new branded t-shirts and hats that are available for sale at various retail locations throughout the community.

All items are available for $20.00 with the proceeds going to support the Community Grants and Donations Program.

Town Hats and TShirts

The t-shirts and hats are available at the following locations. Additional locations will be added and updated as available.

  • Thornbury Foodland, 105 Arthur Street West, Thornbury
  • Thornbury Pharmasave, 45 Arthur Street West, Thornbury
  • Farmers Pantry, 788030 Grey Road 13, Clarksburg

For more information regarding the Community Grants and Donations Program, please visit: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/grants-donations-program.cfm

For more information, please contact:

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

A contractor will be removing biosolids from the Thornbury Wastewater Treatment Plant starting August 19, 2019.

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise the public that a contractor will be removing biosolids from the Thornbury Wastewater Treatment Plant starting August 19, 2019 and continuing until September 20, 2019.

Residents are advised that there may be a slight odour as a result of transporting the biosolids. The removal of biosolids is being conducted as regular maintenance for the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

For more information, please contact:

Operations Department
(519) 599-3131 ext. 284

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

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