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Council Meeting Highlights from Monday, January 14, 2019

Below are some highlights from the regular Municipality of North Grenville Council Meeting held on Monday, January 14, 2019:

Shaker Village Approved: Council approved an agreement for Shaker Village, a 14 lot, privately-serviced subdivision to be developed in Oxford Mills at the north end of Tilly Lane.

Cannabis Retail Stores: Council decided to opt in and allow retail cannabis stores to be located in North Grenville. The Provincial Government gave municipalities a deadline of January 22 to decide whether or not they were willing to allow retail cannabis stores to locate within their boundaries.  Prior to making a decision, Council held two discussion forums to gather feedback from the public and undertook a community survey.  Over 1,000 people responded to the survey with 79% indicating they were in favour of opting in. More information on cannabis retail stores can be found here.

Mayor’s Task Force on Affordable Housing: Council established and approved terms of reference for the Mayor’s Task Force on Affordable Housing. Information on the Task Force is available on the Municipal website. Applications to serve as a member of the Task Force are also available on the website: www.northgrenville.ca/careers. Applications will be accepted until February 4 at 5:00 p.m. 

Changes to Council Procedures: Council approved a new Procedure By-Law which governs how Council and Committee meetings are conducted. The most significant changes in the By-Law affect the schedule of meetings; Council meetings will now take place on the third Tuesday of the month and Committee of the Whole meetings will take place on the first and second Tuesday of the month. The schedule of Municipal meetings are available on the events calendar here.

Upcoming Planning/Public Meetings: A public meeting will be held beginning at 7:00 p.m. on February 5 for Zoning By-Law Amendment Applications ZBA-16-18 (580 Bolton Rd.).  Public meetings will be held beginning at 7:00 p.m. on February 12 for Zoning By-Law Amendment Applications ZBA-17-18 (447 South Gower Dr.) and ZBA-01-19 (224 Jack St.).  Details are available here.

Upcoming Meetings: Council on Tuesday, February 19; Committee of the Whole on Monday, January 21 and Tuesday, February 5 & 12.  All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Municipal Centre located at 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.

For more information:
Katie Valentin,
Deputy Clerk/Communications Coordinator

613-258-9569 ext. 109