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Highlights from the May 19, 2020 Council Meeting

May 21, 2020

Highlights from the May 19, 2020 Council Meeting

North Grenville Impact and Response to COVID-19: CAO Gary Dyke provided a summary of the Municipality’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic commencing March 13, 2020, including the decisions and actions that were made in a proactive and responsive way. A modest financial relief package was established to support residents by offering property tax and water bill deferrals for a limited time. In addition, a $1.38 Million Cost Containment Plan/COVID-19 Reserve Fund was approved on April 1, 2020 to support local businesses and to mitigate the financial impacts on municipal operations related to COVID-19. Money was redirected from operating and capital costs to create this fund. The full presentation can be found on our website.

Kemptville District Hospital Month – 60th Anniversary: Council adopted a motion to declare June 2020 Kemptville District Hospital Month in honour of its 60th Anniversary.

North Grenville Pride 2020: Council adopted a motion to establish the month of June as LGBTQ2+ Pride Month for the Municipality of North Grenville. This will include a flag raising ceremony for both a Pride and Transgender Flag in June 2020. Other festivities may occur virtually or later in the year.

Love NG Marketing Promotion Program and Proposed Business Support Program: Council endorsed the plan for the Business Support Program and affirmed that $150,000 from the COVID-19 Response Reserve will be utilized for its development. 

The Business Support Program engages the local business community to identify effective initiatives specifically designed to provide assistance during the COVID-10 pandemic. A few of the initiatives include: a new LoveNG website; business support webinars; a professionally developed marketing strategy; buying local partnership; and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Safety support measures.  

Upcoming Meetings: Council on Tuesday, June 16. Currently Council meetings are held by video conference and live streamed via the Municipal website. For more information, contact Clerk Cahl Pominville at  or at 613-258-9569 ext. 110.

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For more information contact:

Jill Sturdy, Corporate Media Relations Officer

613-258-9569 ext. 155