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Committee of the Whole & Special Committee of the Whole documents available .

February 25, 2019 Committee of the Whole Agenda

*Meeting Materials for February 25, 2019 meeting are available through the Council Calendar

February 27, 2019 Special Committee of the Whole Agenda

*Meeting Materials for February 27, 2019 meeting are available through the Council Calendar

 

The Committee of the Whole ("COW") Agenda Highlight documents for the COW meeting February 25, 2019 and the Special COW meeting February 27, 2019 are attached.

For additional meeting details, visit:

Council Calendar - February 25, 2019

Council Calendar - February 27, 2019

The Agenda for the Council Meeting of Wednesday, February 20, 2019 is available.  Please note the start time is 7:00 p.m.

For additional meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

Take notice that the Town of The Blue Mountains will hold a Development Industry Consultation regarding Development Charges.

Take notice that on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, the Town of The Blue Mountains will hold a Development Industry Consultation session regarding proposed 2019 development charge rates and policies that will be applied throughout the Town.

Development charges are levied against new development, and are a primary source of funding for development-related capital expenditures. The 2019 Development Charges Background Study relates to the provision of all eligible DC Services (i.e., Public Library, Fire Services, Police Department, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Parking & By-law, Solid Waste, General Government, Roads & Related, Water and Wastewater Services).

All interested parties are invited to attend the Development Industry Consultation session:

Date:          Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time:          6:00 P.M. (rescheduled from 5:00 P.M.)
Location:    Council Chambers, Town Hall, Town of The Blue Mountains, 32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
 

Any person may attend the development industry session and make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the by-law. Written submissions are invited and should be directed to Sam Dinsmore, Deputy Treasurer/Manager of Accounting and Budgets at 519-599-3131 x274 or via email.

A copy of the 2019 Development Charges Background Study was made available on the Town’s website www.thebluemountains.ca on Thursday, February 7, 2019. In accordance with the requirements of the Development Charges Act, a copy of the development charges by-law will be made available on Town’s website on or before Monday, February 25, 2019 (two weeks in advance of the statutory public meeting).

Take notice that the Town of The Blue Mountains will hold a Public Information Centre regarding Development Charges.

Take notice that on Monday, March 11, 2019, the Town of The Blue Mountains will hold a Public Information Centre regarding proposed development charge rates and policies that will be applied throughout the Town.

The purpose of the public information centre is to present findings outlined in the 2019 Development Charges Background Study and provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions. The Statutory Public Meeting, as required by the Development Charges Act, will be held immediately following the public information centre (7:00P.M. in Council Chambers, Town Hall, Town of The Blue Mountains). Any questions or comments raised at the public information centre will be recorded and entered into the public record as part of the statutory public meeting.

Should any person like to make written or verbal representation in support or opposition to the by-law before Council, they may do so at the statutory public meeting immediately following the public information centre.

All interested parties are invited to attend:

Date:          Monday, March 11, 2019
Time:          6:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M.
Location:    Council Chambers, Town Hall, Town of The Blue Mountains, 32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
 

A copy of the 2019 Development Charges Background Study was made available on the Town’s website www.thebluemountains.ca on Thursday, February 7, 2019. A copy of the development charges by-law will be made available on Town’s website on or before Monday, February 25, 2019 (two weeks in advance of the Statutory Public Meeting).

Take notice that the Town of The Blue Mountains will hold a Public Meeting regarding Development Charges

Take notice that on Monday, March 11, 2019, the Council of the Town of The Blue Mountains will hold a Public Meeting pursuant to The Development Charges Act, 1997, regarding proposed development charge rates and policies that will be applied throughout the Town. It is proposed that enactment of a development charges by-law by Council would occur on a date subsequent to the public meeting.

Development charges are levied against new development, and are a primary source of funding for growth-related capital expenditures. The 2019 Development Charges Background Study relates to the provision of all eligible DC Services (i.e., Public Library, Fire Services, Police Department, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Parking & By-law, Solid Waste, General Government, Roads & Related, Water and Wastewater Services).

Council is required under The Development Charges Act, 1997, to hold at least one public meeting to allow the public the opportunity to review and provide comments on the 2019 Development Charges Background Study, related staff reports and the proposed development charges by-law.

All interested parties are invited to attend:

Date:          Monday, March 11, 2019
Time:          7:00 P.M.
Location:    Council Chambers, Town Hall, Town of The Blue Mountains, 32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
 

Any person may attend the Public Meeting and make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the by-law. Written submissions are invited and should be directed to Sam Dinsmore, Deputy Treasurer/Manager of Accounting and Budgets at 519-599-3131 x274 or via email no later than 4:30 P.M. on Friday, March 8th, 2019.  Written comments received prior to the meeting and submissions made at the public meeting will be considered by Council prior to the enactment of a new development charges by-law.

A copy of the 2019 Development Charges Background Study was made available on the Town’s website www.thebluemountains.ca on Thursday, February 7, 2019. A copy of the development charges by-law will be made available on Town’s website on or before Monday, February 25, 2019 (two weeks in advance of the Statutory Public Meeting).

Take notice that the Town of The Blue Mountains will hold a Public Information Centre and Public Meeting regarding the 2019 Draft Budget and 2019 Draft Water and Wastewater Budget and Rates

The Blue Mountains Council will be holding a Public Information Centre and a Public Meeting to provide information to the public and to allow the public the opportunity to review and comment on the 2019 Draft Budget and supporting Tax Rate Changes as well as the 2019 Draft Water and Wastewater Budget and Rates.

Monday, March 11, 2019
Public Information Centre 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 
Monday, March 18, 2019
Public Meeting at 5:00 p.m.
 
Location: Public Information Centre and Public Meeting
Town Hall, Council Chambers
32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
 

Information and handouts will be available, with Town representatives in attendance to respond to inquiries and to receive comments from the public.

Notice is hereby given that the Council of The Corporation of the Town of The Blue Mountains, at its regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, intends to adopt the Estimated Revenues and Expenditures for all departments of the Town for the year 2019 and intends to adopt the 2019 Water and Wastewater Budget and Water and Wastewater Rates.

Copies of the 2019 Draft Budget and 2019 Draft Water and Wastewater Rates will be available through the Town’s website on February 21, 2019, www.thebluemountains.ca.

Take notice that the Town of the Blue Mountains will hold a Public Information Centre and Public Meeting regarding amendments to By-law 2018-8 for the Imposition and Collection of Fees and Charges for Certain Municipal Services and Activities, amendments to By-law 2018-9 for Solid Waste Management Fees, and amendments to By-law 2018-10 for Planning Matters and Engineering Services

The Blue Mountains Council will be holding a Public Information Centre and Public Meeting to provide information to the public and to allow the public the opportunity to review and comment on the proposed amendments to the Fees and Charges By-law, Solid Waste Management Fees By-law, and Planning Matters and Engineering Services By-law.

Monday, March 11, 2019
Public Information Centre 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 
Monday, March 18, 2019
Public Meeting at 5:00 p.m.
 
Location: Public Information Centre and Public Meeting
Town Hall, Council Chambers
32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
 

It is proposed that Council will consider enactment of these revised By-laws at its regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Information and handouts will be available, with Town representatives in attendance to respond to inquiries and to receive comments from the public.

Copies of the proposed amendments to the Fees and Charges By-law, Solid Waste Management Fees By-law, and Planning Matters and Engineering Services By-law will be available through the Town’s website on February 21, 2019, www.thebluemountains.ca.

The 2018/2019 winter season has experienced a number of rain events and with the increasing frequency of mixed winter weather, the Town would like to remind residents and visitors to drive according to the road conditions and to be mindful of changing weather conditions. Special attention should be given when travelling on gravel roads as they may be ice covered which results in reduced traction.

To help remove ice from gravel roads, the Town dispatches heavy equipment graders to ‘ice-blade’ the affected gravel roads. The ice-blade carves a grooved pattern onto the road or snow-covered surface which provides significantly better tire traction. However, since the ice is generally caused by rain, the Town typically waits until the rain has finished before ice-blading occurs; otherwise, no progress would be made as the gravel roads would refreeze once the grader has passed.

In addition to ice-blading, the Town spot sands on hills, curves and intersections where required based on the local conditions. However, ice-blading is generally required before the sanding trucks can operate. The sand mixture contains 7% salt which may be applied to both gravel and paved roads. Using straight salt is not recommended as the salt only temporarily thaws the road which creates potholes and leads to further problems.

The Town operates according to the Town’s Winter Maintenance Policy, which is available on the Town website. The Town’s Public Works Department operates on a single shift with operators assigned to a specific route as directed by the Town’s Winter Maintenance Standards and Level of Service Policy.

For more information or to view the policies, please visit: www.thebluemountains.ca/roads-drainage.cfm

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

Roads Update- February 12, 2019 2:25pm

All snow removal equipment is out at this time. Main roads are in good condition and secondary roads may be slippery. Residents can expect delays in what they would consider normal snow clearing due to heavy drifting in open areas and limited visibility. Residents are reminded not to park vehicles on roadways to assist with snow removal operations.

For more information please contact:

Town of The Blue Mountains

Infrastructure and Public Works Department
Phone: 519-599-3131 x 276

The Town is considering the stop-up and close of Albert Street between the previous King Street road allowance and the Georgian Trail shown as Part 4, 5, and 6 on Registered Plan 16R-10914

This Public Notice is being considered by the Committee of Adjustment on February 20, 2019

#A01-2019 (Botden)

Public Notice #A02-2019 (Richpark Homes) is being considered at the February 20, 2019 Committee of Adjustment meeting

#A02-2019 (Richpark Homes)

1. February 4, 2019 Committee of the Whole Agenda Revised 2. February 5, 2019 Special Meeting of Council Package Available 3. February 7, 8, 11, 12, 2019 Special Committee of the Whole Agendas Available (2019 DRAFT BUDGET)

1. The Agenda for the February 4, 2019 Committee of the Whole Meeting has been revised to include:

For full meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

2. The Agenda for the February 5, 2019 Special Meeting of Council is now available. The full Council Package can be accessed through the Council Calendar.

3. The Agendas for the following Special Committee of the Whole meetings to discuss the 2019 Proposed Budget are now available:

2019 Propsed Budget

Agenda - February 7, 2019 (click here to access the Council Calendar)

Agenda - February 8, 2019 (click here to access the Council Calendar)

Agenda - February 11, 2019 (click here to access the Council Calendar)

Agenda - February 12, 2019 (click here to access the Council Calendar)

For your safety and the safety of your neighbors, it is important to keep hydrants clear and unobstructed so that they can be used by The Blue Mountains’ Fire Department in case of an emergency. 


The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to ask all residents and business owners to be mindful of not blocking or obstructing fire hydrants when clearing snow. If there is a fire hydrant in front of or adjacent to your property, please ensure the hydrant is clearly visible and unobstructed. Please help yourself, your neighbors, and your municipality, by ensuring it is kept free and clear of snow at all times. We appreciate your assistance. 

The February 4, 2019 Committee of the Whole Agenda is now available. 

To access the Committee of the Whole package, and for additional meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

The following article was published by CBC News regarding Whistler's Housing Authority Model.

To view the article, Click Here.

 

The following media release has been posted upon request. 

South Georgian Bay Tourism Organization New Look & Website

Collingwood, ON. Formally known as the Georgian Triangle Tourist Association, Visit South Georgian Bay, the region’s most experienced tourism organization, is reinventing how it does business to better reflect visitor needs in a booming tourism economy.
Now boldly called South Georgian Bay Tourism, it will be positioned as an industry first, Destination Education Organization (DEO). Its role will be to enhance the visitor experience through seamless connections between visitors and the region’s highly unique products and experiences. The South Georgian Bay DEO will become the regional seal of quality as the destination information authority for visitors.

We are excited to announce that South Georgian Bay Tourism recently launched a NEW website that will focus on highlighting key regional tourism events and festivals, as well as making it easier for visitors to discover the region’s remarkable towns and villages. Every season will bring a fresh look and new stories to the website and social media channels, helping local tourism operators and related businesses highlight their unique offers and experiences.

The new regional tourism website will support local tourism operators in the South Georgian Bay region by assisting both visitors and residents discover events, local gems, towns and villages.

It will provide consumers with specific in-market themed and activity-based itineraries of what to do, best of guides and content curation to encourage extended length of stay and increased spending at members businesses. The website is mobile and user friendly and was redeveloped in order to meet the dramatic shift on what visitors are expecting, researching and participating in during their travels to the region.

The annual Four Season Guide was also just released for 2019, reflecting this new brand look and approach to highlight key regional tourism events and festivals, towns and villages. This guide is the foundation for tourism information in South Georgian Bay, with distribution at over 40 brochure racks, businesses and public spaces.

South Georgian Bay Tourism Board Member and Director of Sales and Marketing at Scandinave Spa states: “Our region has grown and visitor needs have changed, so we seized the opportunity to create a robust organization that can add real value into the regional tourism economy. Our brand promise is simple: To gently nudge and guide visitors within the region to seize their day by discovering unique places, activities, experiences and people.” “We want to become the go-to source for motivational in-destination information” says Henderson.

South Georgian Bay Tourism is governed by an eight-member Board of Directors, with public and private sector representation from the regional tourism industry. It is a membership based organization with additional financial and in-kind support from counties, the regional tourism organization and local municipalities, including Clearview, Meaford, Collingwood and the Town of Blue Mountains.
Make sure to check out the brand-new website for everything there is to do in the South Georgian Bay area. For details go to: http://www.southgeorgianbay.ca

To download the guide, go to:

Summer
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LgX_tTpy5e_lIOrhxuB9sHtraUpH-NWx

Winter
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lfTZgEHrHi9UcUqfnkoAdh-8x4brd5Y9

For more information or media interviews contact:

Melissa 705-445-7722 ext. melissa@southgeorgianbay.ca

http://www.visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca/

Starting this year, Grey Sauble Conservation Authority will be offering stewardship funding to agricultural landowners as part of the “Fertile Fields and Clean Streams” project. This funding has been made possible due to financial support from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and Environment and Climate Change Canada.

The primary environmental issue that “Fertile Fields and Clean Streams” will address is the diversion and

reduction of substances that negatively affect water quality, including: E. coli, sediments, phosphorus and nitrates. This project encourages responsible agricultural practices that will benefit the entire region. Granting options help enable landowners to access resources they need to undertake environmental projects that benefit the health of their soil, water, crops and livestock. This grant can also be combined with other funding options through organizations such as Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) or Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA). Types of projects could include: native seedling plantings, livestock exclusion fencing, clean water diversion and cover crops.

Contact Grey Sauble’s Stewardship Technician today! We can arrange a time that works for you to walk your property, discuss your ideas and develop a project budget. There is very little paperwork involved to receive funding.

Do you have a project in mind, but are not sure if it qualifies for this grant? We want to hear from you too! Grey Sauble Conservation Authority is always looking to partner with landowners; rural or urban, large acreage or small. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with your ideas; we would be happy to work with you to make them a reality!

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For more information contact:

Rebecca Ferguson, Stewardship Technician at 519 376-3076 ext. 247 or email r.ferguson@greysauble.on.ca

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to encourage all local business owners to complete the EmployerOne Survey.

If you own/operate a business in the Town of The Blue Mountains, please consider completing the EmployerOne Survey.

The EmployerOne survey collects information on a range of issues including projected vacancies, hiring intentions, recruitment strategies and challenges, as well as your perspective on candidate skills, education and training. After analysis, the data is released to schools, community partners, government agencies and the public so that they may see the characteristics of the local labour market.

To take the survey, please visit: 2019 EmployerOne Survey

For more information, please contact: 

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

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation has issued a request for Housing Development Consulting Proposal. 

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation intends to partner with the private sector to lead and facilitate the continual building of new, permanent, attainable housing for low income or moderate-income working households and families, with a focus on year-round low-income rental, entry-level home ownership, seasonal rental housing to support the local workforce needs and housing for seniors. An initial focus on various forms and styles of attainable rental housing is anticipated to be a priority.

For more information, please visit: http://thebluemountainshousing.ca/public_docs/documents/Attainable-Housing-Corporation-Request-for-Housing-Development-Consulting-Proposal.pdf

Closes: 2:00 p.m. February 15, 2019

Deadline for Questions: January 31, 2019

http://thebluemountainshousing.ca/public_docs/documents/Attainable-Housing-Corporation-Request-for-Housing-Development-Consulting-Proposal.pdf

The Beaver Valley Agricultural Society is looking to hire a Secretary and/or Treasurer to provide assistance and support for the Directors and General Membership

Responsibilities include:

  • Recording minutes at Director and General Membership meetings (approximately 20 meetings annually)
  • Bookkeeping including bill payment, banking functions and preparing Financial Statements
  • Assisting with the Annual Audit
  • Running the Office at the Fair including intake of membership fees, exhibitor entry forms and providing general information

Candidates for the position must be able to commit to a 5 year term.

The position is considered volunteer with a nominal honorarium.

More information on the Society can be obtained from www.beavervalleyfallfair.ca

Interested applicants should submit their letters of interest with resume to info@beavervalleyfallfair.ca or by mail; Beaver Valley Agricultural Society, Box 334, Clarksburg, Ontario N0H 1J0

Applications will be received until February 15, 2019.

The Town of The Blue Mountains is pleased to confirm that an agreement has been reached between the respective parties to lower the water level in the Beaver River. The process of lowering the water level has been started.

In addition, Town crews are currently using a long reach excavator to remove frazil ice from the river in an effort to promote water flow. Staff will continue to work and actively monitor the situation.

Residents are strongly encouraged to keep off the ice and stay away from the banks of the Mill Pond and the Beaver River. As a result of the formation of frazil ice, it is difficult to identify stable ground from ice coverage.

The Town would also like to request that residents keep away from the excavator while it is in operation as the area around the excavator is an active worksite.

Further updates will be posted to the Town website when available.

Infrastructure & Public Works Department
(519) 599-3131 ext. 276

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

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to inform nearby residents that Frazil Ice is forming in the Beaver River due to the recent cold temperatures.

Staff are closely monitoring the river and assessing the risk of flooding. In the event of a blockage, the Town has contracted for long reach heavy equipment to remove frazil ice as the Town has done in the past years.

A notice has been issued directly to property owners adjacent to the Thornbury Mill Pond that may be affected by flooding for their awareness.

Further updates will be posted to the Town website when available.

For more information, please contact:

Infrastructure & Public Works Department
(519) 599-3131 ext. 276

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

(THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, ON) At the Special Council meeting on January 16th 2019, Council voted unanimously to opt-in and allow provincially authorized cannabis retail stores to operate within the Town of The Blue Mountains.

Council also provided staff with direction to develop a cannabis policy statement which will guide municipal staff when submitting comments to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario related to proposed cannabis retail store sites. Developed through consultation, the policy will clearly outline standards related to where the community feels that cannabis retail stores should be permitted in keeping with the community interest.

In addition, Council directed staff to assess the financial and resource implications associated with further restricting the usage of cannabis within the Town through consultation with owners of privately owned commercial properties who provide public spaces.

Council also voted to approve that the Town make a formal request to the Province to provide additional funding resources to address implementation issues related to cannabis legalization.

 “The unanimous motion to approve cannabis retail stores is a clear demonstration that the Town of The Blue Mountains is a progressive, open and forward-thinking community,” said Mayor Alar Soever. “The decision was made easier in part due to the Provincial restrictions within the first round of licensing. The restrictions have allowed the Town to opt-in, while also taking the time to craft a careful approach towards conducting further public engagement and research related to cannabis usage.”

Under Ontario Regulation 468/18, only 25 cannabis retails stores will be permitted in Ontario by April 1st, 2019. Due to the minimum population requirement of 50,000, the Town of The Blue Mountains is not currently eligible for a store despite the decision by Council to opt-in.

To learn more about cannabis in the Town of The Blue Mountains, please visit: www.thebluemountains.ca/cannabis.cfm

For more information, visit:

Alar Soever
Mayor, Town of The Blue Mountains
(519) 599-3131 ext. 400
Click to email the Mayor

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

The agenda documents are now ready for: Joint Special Meeting of Council - January 14, 2019 Committee of the Whole - January 14, 2019 Special Committee of the Whole - January 16, 2019 Special Meeting of Council - January 16, 2019

The Agenda for the 10:00 a.m. January 14, 2019 Special Meeting of Council, The Blue Mountains Council and The Blue Mountains Public Library Board is now ready.

The Agenda for the 1:00 p.m. January 14, 2019 Committee of the Whole is now ready.

The Agenda for the 9:00 a.m. January 16, 2019 Special Committee of the Whole is now ready.

The Agenda for the 1:00 p.m. January 16, 2019 Special Meeting of Council is now ready.

For additonal meeting details, visit the Council Calendar

 

Public Notice - Minor Variance #A28-2018 

Committee of Adjustment Public Notice

Public Notice

Deadline for submissions February 28, 2019

Call for Artists’ Submissions

The Arts & Culture Council (ACC), on behalf of the Municipal Art Program (MAP), annually announces a Call to Artists for submissions for the coming year’s exhibition. Regional visual artists are encouraged to apply for this annual juried art exhibition. All art must be wall mountable. Selected art will be on exhibit at Town Hall for a period of 12 months. In the event of a piece being sold while on exhibit, the committee will co-ordinate with the artist to provide a juried selection to replace the sold piece. The ACC annually produces a full-colour brochure complete with information about each artist. The program provides a venue to showcase and promote the region’s artists at The Blue Mountains – Town Hall for all to enjoy.

The Call for the 2019-2020 MAP is now open.  Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2019.  Artists should submit applications electronically with all requirements by the deadline.

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to provide residents with an update on the current status of flood mitigation due to frazil ice within the Beaver River.

To mitigate the potential of flooding, discussions are ongoing with the respective parties to implement an agreement to lower the water level in the Beaver River. To date, an agreement has not been made.

As a result, the Town has issued a notice directly to property owners adjacent to the Thornbury Mill Pond that may be affected by flooding for their awareness.

In the event of a frazil ice blockage, the Town has contracted for heavy equipment to be in place to remove frazil ice as the Town has done in the past years.

For more information, please contact:

Infrastructure & Public Works Department
519-599-3131 ext. 276
 

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

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to notify residents about the available options when your waste collection day is missed due to inclement weather. If your collection day is missed, you have the following two options:

  • Wait until your next collection day and place double the usual limit
  • Drop off curbside waste at the Town Waste Disposal Site for FREE

To learn about waste collection services or to confirm your collection day, please visit: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/solid-waste.cfm

Waste Resource Mobile App

Did you know that the Town offers a Waste Resource App for both Apple and Android Smartphones? Visit the app store and search for “TBM Waste Resource” to receive updates and service disruption notifications.

For more information, please contact:

Infrastructure and Public Works Department
(519) 599-3131 ext. 276
Email IPW Staff

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to notify residents that 2019 Dog Licences are now available. The Town of The Blue Mountains requires all dogs to be licenced in accordance with the Dog and Animal Care By-law. The By-law is applicable to both permanent and seasonal residents. Licence(s) must be purchased before March 31st each year.

Application forms are available at Town Hall or on the Town website at: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/animal-control.cfm

For more information, please contact:

By-law Enforcement Department
(519) 599-3131 ext. 249
Email Animal Control

The Town of The Blue Mountains is pleased to announce the launch of the new Community Guide.

The Community Guide provides important information about Town departments, services, facilities, resources, programs and general business.

Hardcopies of the guide will be available at Town Hall, L.E. Shore Memorial Library, Craigleith Heritage Depot and the Beaver Valley Community Centre. Guides have also been distributed to many local businesses and community organizations throughout the Town.

To view the guide online, please visit: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/public-engagement.cfm

For more information, please contact:

Tim Hendry
Communication and Economic Development Coordinator
(519) 599-3131 ext. 282

The Town prohibits overnight parking on Town streets from November 1st, 2018 to April 1st, 2019 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 Infrastructure and Public Works.

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, 2018 to April 1st, 2019 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
Infrastructure and Public Works Department
Phone: 519-599-3131 x 276

The Thornbury Pier is Closed for the Season

Please be advised that the Thornbury Pier has been closed for the season.  The pier will reopen on May 17, 2019.

The Town has received an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications. The Town has deemed the applications to be complete however no public meeting has been scheduled to-date.

The purpose of these applications is to consider a development proposal for a proposed waterski wakeboard cable park and associated buildings and structures.

Notice of Complete Application - Wakeboard Park

For more information contact Planning Services.

Public Notices

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