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Highlights from Committee of the Whole Meeting

November 7, 2019

Highlights from the November 5, 2019 Committee of the Whole Meeting:

Kemptville District Community Association – Canada Day 2020
The Kemptville District Community Association presented to Council and spoke to the success of the 2019 Canada Day events and partnerships. They are now planning for 2020 and beyond and requested a four-year commitment of support from the municipality.

Council Remuneration Review
The Committee of the Whole discussed the recent market analysis of neighbouring municipalities of similar size that was conducted by the Gallagher Group in regards to Council honouraria.

The Gallagher Report found that the Municipality of North Grenville’s Council size is smaller than councils that serve similar municipalities of comparable population in Eastern Ontario. The market analysis indicates that the base pay remuneration for the Mayor and Deputy Mayor is below the median. The Committee discussed the possibility of establishing an independent citizen-led Council Remuneration Working Group to review the Gallagher Report and propose recommendations regarding possible changes to Council Remuneration. Terms of reference for a working group will be brought forward to a future meeting for discussion.

North Grenville Curling Club – New Electrical Panel
The Committee of the Whole recommended to Council that $12,000 be transferred from the Curling Club Capital Reserve Account to the North Grenville Curling Club Executive for the installation of a new Motor Control Electrical Panel for the Curling Club's refrigeration system. In addition, it recommended that the Curling Club Executive's 2019 annual contribution of $10,000 to the Capital Reserve Account be withheld to be used to contribute to the payment for the installation of the electrical panel.

Budget Re-Allocation – Riverside Park Reserve
The Committee of the Whole recommended to Council that $9,650.20 from the Recreation Reserve be reallocated to a 2019 new Capital account line to assist the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department with preparing an application to the Community Culture and Recreation funding stream for Riverside Park Improvements.

Upcoming Planning/Public Meetings:
Zoning By-Law Amendment Application ZBA-11-19, Draft Plan of Subdivision and Official Plan Amendment (Peltons Corners Subdivision Phase II), November 13 at 6:30 pm at the North Grenville Municipal Centre (285 County Road 44, Kemptville).

Upcoming Budget Meeting Dates:
Public Discussion Forum, November 14 at 2:00 pm, Community Budget Requests presentations to Council November 26 at 2:30 pm and November 27 at 6:30 pm. Meetings will be held in the Urbandale Arts Centre at the Municipal Centre, 285 County Rd 44, Kemptville, and live-streamed via the website www.northgrenville.ca.

Daytime Committee of the Whole Meeting Dates:
November 13 and November 20. All meetings begin at 2:30 pm in Meeting Room 1 (2nd Floor) at the North Grenville Municipal Centre (285 County Road 44, Kemptville). Agendas available at www.northgrenville.ca.  

Upcoming Meetings:
Council on Tuesday, November 19; Committee of the Whole on Tuesday, November 12. All meetings begin at 6:30 pm in Urbandale Arts Centre at the Municipal Centre, 285 County Rd 44, Kemptville, and are live-streamed via the Municipal website (www.northgrenville.ca). 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, Communications Coordinator

613-258-9569 ext. 155