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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

Due to significant snow fall in the area within the last 24 hours all snow removal equipment is out at this time. Sidewalks are still being cleared. Residents can expect delays in what they would consider normal snow clearing due to heavy snowfall, and icy road conditions.
We ask residents to be patient and use extra caution when driving. We would also like to remind residents not to park cars on roadways so roads will be clear for snow removal.
 
For more information please contact:
Town of The Blue Mountains
Operations Department
Phone: 519-599-3131 x 276

Waste collection for November 11 - no change to garbage, recycle or green bin pick up for the entire week.

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

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

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

Snow Plowing Restrictions

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

Parking Restrictions

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

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

For more information please contact:

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

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

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

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

For full meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

November 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

A Special Committee of the Whole meeting has been scheduled for November 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

The Agenda for the meeting is now available. For full meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m.

The Agenda is available for the Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Council Meeeting. Please note the start time is 7:00 p.m.

For full meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

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

Public Notice

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

Public Notice

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

Public Notice

The Golf Course will be closing for the season on Monday November 4, 2019

Applications for Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments

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

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

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

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

Public Notice

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please contact: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please contact:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018-2022 Term

Town of The Blue Mountains

Public Appointments to Town Committees and Boards 2018-2022

The Town of The Blue Mountains is seeking applications in the form of letters of interest from members of the public to fill a recent vacancy on the Grants and Donations Committee.   The Grants and Donations Committee is comprised of five members who are appointed by Council, being two Members of Council, and three Members of the Public.  

Meetings may be held monthly in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall, 32 Mill Street Thornbury. All meetings are open to the public.

Applicants are encouraged to include background information and any special qualifications or interest related to the Committee.  Additional information regarding the Grants and Donations Committee can be found in the Terms of Reference documents available on the Town’s website https://www.thebluemountains.ca/grants-and-donations-committee.cfm

All Applications should be submitted no later than Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:00 pm to:

Town of The Blue Mountains
Attention:  Town Clerk
32 Mill Street
Thornbury, Ontario     N0H 2P0

 

Personal information provided by the applicant is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection.  The Town of The Blue Mountains is an equal opportunity organization.  Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

November 13, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.

The Town of The Blue Mountains (“Town”) Council will be holding a Public Meeting to receive comments on proposed changes to Council’s annual salary effective January 1, 2019. All municipal Councils have a responsibility to periodically review the remuneration provided to their members. Council remuneration was last reviewed in 2018 but has not been adjusted since 2009. In 2018, a Council Compensation Review Committee was established to consider Council remuneration and the Committee initiated its review in 2019. Remuneration for elected officials should be fair and reasonable to both Council and the citizens of the Town.

Notice is hereby given that the Council of The Corporation of the Town of The Blue Mountains, at its regularly scheduled Council Meeting on December 16, 2019, intends to adopt a Council Remuneration Review and increase the remuneration of all Council members effective January 1, 2019.

Committee report FAF.19.187 entitled, “Council Compensation Review” provides additional information regarding the proposed changes. Copies of the Committee report are available through the Town’s website, www.thebluemountains.ca. Please note that, with respect to Council composition and other electoral matters, Council requested staff to provide additional information in the second quarter of 2020. The purpose of the November 13, 2019 Public Meeting is to receive comments regarding Council Remuneration Review 2019.

Written comments are due by November 8, 2019 so that they may be read at the meeting for the benefit of everyone in attendance.

Additional details are available in the Public Meeting Notice.

Resurfacing work on the Georgian Trail will cause soft trail conditions from Grey Road 21 to Old Lakeshore Road

Please be advised that due to resurfacing work being conducted on the Georgian Trail, the section of trail from Grey Road 12 to Old Lakeshore Road will be softer than usual.  Please exercise care when using this section of the trail, particularly when cycling.

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

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

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

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

For additional information, please visit the Council Calendar.

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

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

For additional information, please visit the Council Calendar.

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

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

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

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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

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

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

The Agenda for The Blue Mountains, Council Meeting of September 30, 2019 is available.

Please note the meeting start time of 7:00 p.m.

For additional information, please visit the Council Calendar.

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

NOTICE - A18-2019 (209 Craighleith Road)

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

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

The Agenda is now available.

For additional meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

For additional information, please visit the Council Calendar.

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

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

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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING 

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

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

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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The Agenda for The Blue Mountians, Special Meeting of Council on September 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. is available.

The Revised Agenda for The Blue Mountains, Committee of The Whole Meeting on September 16, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. is available.

Please note the changes include the Revised Agenda,  the attachment to B.9.2 Alternative Landfille Hours, CSOPS.19.073 Staff Report and the following Correspondence at B.15.

B.15.1 Doreen and Sydney Chamberlain, Resident Re: Proposed Bed & Breakfast - 116 Campbell Crescent

B.15.2 Graeme Duncan, Resident Re: Proposed Bed & Breakfast - 116 Campbell Crescent

B.15.3 Jill Duncan, Resident Re: Proposed Bed & Breakfast - 116 Campbell Crescent

B.15.4 Judy and Jim Hanna, Resident Re: Application for Re-zonng - 160 Grand Cypress Lane

B.15.5 Brian Nelson, Resident Re: Report PDS.19.75 Zoning By-law Amendment - Short Term Accommodation Uses

For additional information, please visit the Council Calendar.

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

What is being proposed?

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

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

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

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

Public Meeting Notice

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

Wednesday, September 11 in Thornbury

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

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

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

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

About the Seniors Network Blue Mountains

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

For more information, contact info@seniorsnetworkinblue.org

A REVISED AGENDA for The Blue Mountains, Council Meeting on September 9, 2019 is available.

Please note the addition to the agenda is at E.5 Toronto Transporation Club Foundation - "Golf Ball Drop" Lottery Event

Additions to the agenda are correspondence at D.36 Toronto Transportation Club Foundation, D.37 Sarah-Jane Laws, Resident Re: Preliminary Property Options for Attainable Housing and D.38 Michaelen O'Malley, Resident Re: Preliminary Property Options for Attainable Housing.

For additional information, please visit the Council Calendar.

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise residents who are supplied with Municipal Water that the annual flushing of fire hydrants and watermains is currently underway.

This is a routine maintenance procedure carried out in the Spring and Fall to ensure proper fire hydrant operation and water quality throughout the water distribution system. Lower water pressure due to hydrant flushing may be experienced in some areas. 

Minor water discolouration may occur periodically and can be rectified by letting faucets run until clear.

For more information please contact:

Water and Wastewater Inquiries  
(519) 599-3131 ext. 284

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 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 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

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment Meeting on September 11, 2019 at 4:00pm

The purpose of the application is to permit the creation of lots with reduced lot frontages and to construct single detached dwellings on the subject lands with reduced side yard setbacks.

The effect of the application is to provide the following relief from the R1-1-32-h6 zone:

  1. To permit an interior side yard setback of 1.5m, whereas 2.0m is required by Table 6.2.1 of the By-law;
  1. To permit minimum lot frontage of 17m, whereas a minimum of 18m is required by Table 6.2.1 of the By-law.

The subject lands are located within draft plan of subdivision 42T-94004.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING 

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on September 11, 2019 at 4:00pm

The purpose of this application is to permit the construction of a two-storey multi-use facility partially within the Open Space Exception zone applied to the lands.

The effect of this application is to provide the following relief from the Open Space Exception (OS-48) zone:

  1. To permit 149sq.m. of ground floor area, whereas a maximum of 50sq.m. is permitted; and
  2. To permit a maximum height of 6.6m, whereas a maximum of 4.5m is permitted.

The proposed development is also subject to site plan control and will require site plan approval prior to construction.

 

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE 

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of the Whole meeting on September 16, 2019.

The purpose of this applicaiton is to consider a request to construct a single detached dwelling on the subject lands. The effect of this application is to amend Section 4.14 of the Zoning By-law so as to permit development on a lot which does not have frontage on an open and year-round maintained public street. If approved, the proposed site-specific amendment would permit Building Permits to be issued for the lands. The legal description of the subject lands is Lot 2, Plan 807. 

Public Meeting: September 16, 2019 at 5:00pm 
Location: Town Hall, Council Chambers 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

106 life jackets were collected in support of the Operation Life Jacket (OLI) initiative.

Notice- Life Jackets Collected for Northern Canadian Communities

In a partnership between the Thornbury Harbour and the Thornbury Yacht Club, 106 life jackets were collected in support of the Operation Life Jacket (OLI) initiative.

The OLI program was developed by the Canadian Ranger Foundation and the Canadian Safe Boating Council to improve boating safety in First Nation communities in Northern Canada. In Northern Canada, the supply and availability of life jackets are limited and can cost in excess of $100 each.

To support the initiative, a public call for life jacket donations was led by representatives from the Thornbury Yacht Club. Many different varieties of life jackets were donated, including brand-new lifejackets with the tags still attached. In addition, dog and racing inflatable life jackets were also donated from the community.

The Town and the Thornbury Yacht Club would like to extend a special thank you to Gyles Sails & Marine for their support and promotion of this initiative.

Thank you to everyone who donated life jackets to the Operation Life Jacket project and showing your strong community support.

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

This Public Notice is being considered at the September 16, 2019 Committee of the Whole Meeting

The property owners would like to establish a primary residential use on the property, but retain the ability for limited commercial uses. The lands are currently zoned General Commercial Exception (C2-87-h). The Exception 87 allows for the commercial uses of the C2 zone, with the exception of a restaurant use, and does not permit a residential use. The Holding (-h) symbol requires a parking management plan prior to establishing a new commercial use. Note: the property was rezoned to the C2-87-h in 2017 from the Institutional (I) and Residential (R2) zones.

This application requests to change the zoning category from the General Commercial (C2-87) zone to the Bruce Street Marsh Street Corridor (BMC) zone, to be consistent with the adjacent properties. The proposed zoning would allow the conversion of the building to a 327 sq m residence, with an 81.4 sq metre retail store (or similar uses, in accordance with the BMC zone). The proposed zone would also have site-specific exceptions to recognize existing setbacks of the building on the site. No other development is proposed.

Public Meeting: September 16, 2019 at 5:00pm 
Location: Town Hall, Council Chambers 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING 

 

 

 

This Public Notice is being considered at the September 16, 2019 Committee of the Whole Meeting

The purpose of this application is to rezone the property from Residential (R3) to Residential Exception (R1-x), as a condition of the severance of two lots – one containing the Residential Dwelling, and a second lot containing the garage (to be demolished). The R1 category permits single detached dwellings and accessory uses. Note that these lands are an area still zoned under the Town of Thornbury Zoning By-law 10-77. The proposed Exception is to align the zoning category with provisions that match the new Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2018-65, not yet in effect for this property. The retained land will continue to be zoned Development (D), but is to be subject of a future plan of subdivision application and rezoning.

The property is also subject to severance application files B12-2019 and B13-2019, which were recently conditionally approved.

Public Meeting: September 16, 2019 at 5:00pm 
Location: Town Hall, Council Chambers 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Battery Collection begins the week of September 3, 2019 until September 27, 2019

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 3, 2019 to September 27, 2019.

For Condos, place batteries in battery bag (or clear resealable bag) and place inside the designated pail in central waste area, from September 3, 2019 to September 27, 2019.

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

For more information contact:
Operations Department
519-599-3131 ext. 276

 

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 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

August 26, 2019 Committee of the Whole Agenda Highlights document now available

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

Civic Address Fee update for Building Permit Applications

Civic Address Fee update for Building Permit Applications

Please be advised that effective immediately, the fee for Civic Addressing (which includes number assignment, required notifications, approved green blade signs, posts, fasteners and installation services) will be $250.00 (HST included) per building permit application. 

This fee is assessed and collected with other permit fees and charges prior to building permit issuance.  This new fee was approved by Council when the 2019 Fees & Charge By-law was passed.

The fee for replacement green blade signs has also changed to $41.80 ($37.00 plus $4.80 HST)

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

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

Grey County 2019 Rural Guide

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