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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

1 public member sought for: Sustainability Advisory Committee, Grants and Donations Committee, and the Agricultural Advisory Committee

Sustainability Advisory Committee

-7 member Committee, 6 members have been appointed
1 public member being sought
 

Grants and Donations Committee

-5 member Committee, 4 members have been appointed
1 public member being sought
 

Agricultural Advisory Committee

-9 member Committee, 8 members have been appointed
1 public member being sought
 

Additional Details and the Committees' Terms of Reference are available on the Committee webpages (click on the Committee name above).

 

Applicants are encouraged to include background information and any special qualifications or interest related to a particular Committee. Applicants may apply for more than one Committee and are asked to submit separate applications for each Committee.

Applicants should be submitted by no later than Friday, October 2, 2020 1:00 p.m. to:

Town of The Blue Mountains
ATTN: Town Clerk
32 Mill Street
Thornbury, Ontario N0H2P0

Effectively immediately, the Provincial Government has expanded new social gathering restrictions across the province.  New gathering sizes are now capped at 10 people for indoor gatherings and 25 people for outdoor gatherings. 

In light of this announcement, The Town of The Blue Mountains’ Oktoberfest Organization Committee has decided to err on the side of caution for the safety of the community and cancel the outdoor dining portion of tonight’s event. 

All those who have purchased dine in meal tickets for tonight’s event can pick up their meals at the Beaver Valley Community Centre/Arena (58 Alfred Street West) in Thornbury between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

We would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

Further information will be made available and ticket holders will be contacted directly.

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

Direct video link: https://youtu.be/XHU3L-OwyGU

The Grants and Donations Committee are now accepting applications for Community Donations for COVID-19

The Town of The Blue Mountains COVID-19 Recovery Task Force via the Grants and Donations Committee has successfully raised funds to address possible food and essential living insecurity issues in the community resulting from COVID-19.  With Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season upon us, the Grants and Donations Committee would like to accept applications for review and consideration from organizations who can assist the Town in providing COVID-19 support to the community and make recommendations to Council to grant funds to those organizations that best meet the guidelines and criteria.

To apply for a grant, please see the Guidelines and Criteria for application instructions, timeline, as well as what is required to qualify for the program.

Applications should be submitted via email at this link by October 2, 2020.  For further information, please call 519-599-3131 extension 227.

September 22, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Please be advsied that the September 22, 2020 Committee of the Whole Agenda has been revised to include the following item:

September 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Please be advised that the September 21, 2020 Council meeting Agenda has been revised to include the following items: 

Please note that the following agenda item, included on the original agenda, is now available online:

September 22, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Please be advised that the September 22, 2020 Committee of the Whole meeting Agenda is now available. Full meeting details are available on the Council Calendar.

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.

September 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Please be advised that the September 21, 2020 Council meeting Agenda is now available. Full meeting details are available on the Council Calendar.

Please note that following agenda item will be released on Friday September 18, 2020:

  • E.2 FAF.20.147 Georgian Hills Vineyard 496350 Grey Road 2 Noise By-law Relief Request

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.

The Town of The Blue Mountains continues to seek feedback and input from the community regarding the changing recreational needs through the Leisure Activities Plan public survey.

To complete the survey online, please visit the following link and sign in or register to create an account: https://yourview.thebluemountains.ca/leisure-activities-plan.

Paper copies of the survey will be available at Town Hall and other municipal facilities as they reopen to the public. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, October 2, 2020.

The goal of the project is to anticipate and plan for the growing and changing recreational activity needs and desires within the community. When complete, the updated Leisure Activities Plan (LAP) will identify and prioritize community wants and desires and recommend a sound and realistic course of action to deliver recreation facilities, programs, and services to our residents.

For more information please contact:

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

September 17, 2020 - Deputation Material Available

Please be advised that the September 17, 2020 Joint Municipal Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee deputation material is now available: 

B.1.1 Regional Physician Recruiter David Gravelle Re Regional Physician Recruitment

To continue Town operations, virtual public meetings have been scheduled for various land use planning applications that have been submitted to the Town. The virtual public meetings will provide a formal opportunity for residents to share feedback regarding the respective projects. Information shared at the meeting from residents will help inform Council in their decision-making process.

To learn about upcoming public meetings, please visit: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/public-notices.cfm

How to Watch a Public Meeting Online

All Virtual Public Meetings are live-streamed to the Town website. The meeting live streams can be accessed by visiting: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/council-meeting-live-stream.cfm. There is no need to register in advance to watch the live stream.

In addition, all Council and Committee of the Whole live stream recordings are archived and posted to the Town website. To view upcoming agendas, staff reports, meeting material or to view the archived recording, please visit: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/agendas-minutes-reports.cfm

How to Participate in a Public Meeting

If you would like to participate in a Virtual Public Meeting, members of the public are encouraged to provide their comments or questions in writing using email or regular letter mail to the Town Clerk in advance of the Public Meeting. Written comments received in advance will be circulated to Council in advance of the Public Meeting and will be read by the Town Clerk at the Public Meeting and attached to a follow-up staff report.  

Any member of the public wishing to speak at a Virtual Public Meeting is encouraged to pre-register early, and no later than one business day in advance of the Meeting. To pre-register, please contact the Town Clerk at the information below.

Written comments may be sent to the Town Clerk, Corrina Giles:

By Mail or in Person:

32 Mill St. Box 310,

Thornbury ON, N0H 2P0

Fax: (519) 599-7723

Email: townclerk@thebluemountains.ca

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

Direct video link: https://youtu.be/4ZYC2NR7-SA

September 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Please be advised that the September 30, 2020 Special Meeting of Council meeting Agenda is now available. Full meeting details are available on the Council Calendar.

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, this Public Meeting will be held in a virtual (online) format. Members of the public are encouraged to provide their comments or questions in writing using email or regular letter mail to the Town Clerk in advance of the Public Meeting.

Written comments received in advance will be circulated to Council in advance of the Public Meeting and will be read by the Town Clerk at the Public Meeting.

Any member of the public wishing to speak on this matter at a Virtual Public Meeting are encouraged to pre-register early, and no later than one business day in advance of the Meeting (no later than September 25, 2020 by 10am). Contact the Town Clerk to pre-register.

More information and contact details are available in the Notice of Public Meeting on the Council Calendar.

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

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

Direct video link: https://youtu.be/59dqWQ_Dz-o

 

Battery Collection begins the week of September 1, 2020 until September 30, 2020

For curbside collection, place batteries in battery bag (or clear resealable bag) and place on top of your blue box on your day of collection, from September 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020.

For Condos, place batteries in battery bag (or clear resealable bag) and place inside the designated pail in central waste area, from September 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020.

For more information visit our Waste Resource App:
TBM Waste Resource www.thebluemountains.ca/solid-waste.cfm

For more information please contact:
Operations Department
Phone: 519-599-3131 x 276

The following press release has been posted to the Town website on behalf of the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit: 

Thornbury Beach – Little River Park Beach

Beach water sampling has identified higher levels of bacterial contamination at Little River Park in Thornbury. These results are consistent with the high wave action and significant rainfall over the last few days. The levels are in excess of Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit advises bathers that high levels of bacteria in recreational water may pose a risk to their health. Bathers are reminded to avoid swimming after heavy rain or in cloudy water. 

Swimming in areas that have higher than acceptable bacteria counts can lead to illness especially if accidentally ingestion of water occurs. 

Resampling of the beach water will be done next week to determine the safety of using the beach again.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit has been in contact with the Town of The Blue Mountains and the situation will be monitored closely to ensure the safety of residents.

For further information, call Public Health at 519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 or visit our website at www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

Six members of the public being sought

Leisure Activities Plan Steering Committee

The Town is seeking applications, in the form of letters of interest, from members of the public for appointment to the Leisure Activities Plan Steering Committee.

The appointment runs from September 5, 2020 until December 31, 2020 and will be composed of:

1 member of Council
6 members of the public, preferably equally split between property owners that do not primarily reside in The Blue Mountains and residents that primarily reside in The Blu Mountains

Meetings will be held monthly or as agreed to by the Steering Committee and Consultant/Project Management Team as determined by the project requirements.

Applicants are encouraged to include background information and any special qualifications or interest relating to the Committee.

Applications should be submitted no later than Friday, September 4, 2020 1:00 p.m. to:

Town of The Blue Mountains
Attention: Town Clerk
32 Mill Street, PO Box 310
Thornbury, ON

August 28, 2020

The August 28, 2020 Special Grants and Donations Committee meeting agenda has been revised to include:

-A recommendation for the Committee's consideration at Item C.1 

REVISED Meeting Agenda

Full meeting details are available on the Council Calendar.

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

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

A Special Board Meeting for The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation has been scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

Meeting Agenda

Full meeting details are available on the Council Calendar.

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 2020 Annual Tax Bills were mailed August 12, 2020.

The 2020 annual tax bills were mailed on August 12, 2020. This year, the due dates are September 30th and November 30th; a month later than usual due to the pandemic. The mailing included an insert with tax bill information. To view the Tax Bill Newsletter, please visit: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/document_viewer.cfm?doc=1468

Please direct questions on assessment to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) or call 1-866-296-6722.

For tax inquiries, please contact the Tax Department or call 1-888-258-6867 ext. 221.

Public Notices

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