Council is back for another summer session on Monday August 21st, 2017 at 6:30 PM (summer start time). There is a couple interesting delegations on the Agenda including one to speak about the dumping that is occurring on Kemp and another landowner family *supporting* the idea of a Livingston Avenue Extension.
The full agenda is viewable at this link: https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/79798?preview=85965
It appears something is quite afoul on Kemp Avenue with loads of trucks dumping fill. Mike Williscraft penned an excellent editorial on the Town’s (non-)response that you can read at this link and now someone will ask Council to address the issue.
Not surprisingly, there seems to be little disclosure about exactly what (the 5 W’s) is happening at that location. The Town posted the following to their Facebook page at this link here:
The second notable item is a landowner delegation from Main St W. who will be cheerleading to bring the paving crews in for a Livingston Avenue Extension. As one can expect, they are cloaking their real hopes and dreams of the LAE by arguing the very tired “public safety” angle when it comes to a trail. The correspondence is *really* worth a read, for example…
“Police, firemen and paramedics have to respond to trail issues instead of dealing with real emergency calls in the community”
On a related note, the Public Works Committee minutes of August 16th, 2017 are on the Agenda for approval. If the Livingston Avenue Extension/Save The Woodlot matter is not specifically lifted for consideration, the decision of the PWC to engage in the EA process and keep the door to a road open, they will be passed as part of the minutes package and without further discussion. It should be interesting to see if there is a spirited debate or if Council tries to glaze over the matter and hope we do not notice.
A few other items of note:
- Habitat for Humanity Presentation
- Grimsby 150 Time Capsule – Public Library and Public Art Gallery Presentation
- Planning, Building and Engineering Fee Review
Council meetings are held at Town Hall, 160 Livingston Avenue and are open to the public.