As discussed in a previous post, the Town had scheduled both an Open House meeting and Public Meeting for the Grimsby Beach Study for November 4, 2021.
In response to public concern, the Town has now made the November 4th meeting an Open House only event. The Public Meeting will now be held at a future date, to be determined.
If you have requested a delegation and have comments or concerns over the study, please attend the Zoom “Open House” as scheduled, as it is still an important step in this process. If there is a livestream available, we will rebroadcast it so those who wish to spectate, may day so.
Stay tuned for future updates on the Public Meeting.
With little time to properly digest the wealth of documents dropped on Grimsby residents, especially those in Grimsby Beach, about that area’s Land Use Planning Study, many have been asking for more time to discuss the “draft” documents and their implications.
With a 6PM start time and Zoom-only stream, it might have been difficult for some residents to tune-in to the Town’s webinar on the Grimsby Beach Land Use Study. Fear not, we got it covered with a “remastered” edition.
As the next step in the Grimsby Beach “Land Use Planning Study”, the Town will be hosting a “webinar” on October 26, 2021 at 6PM. Ahead of this webinar, the Town has posted documents including the consultant’s draft report recommending a “Secondary Plan” and not a “Heritage Conservation District”.
Given that Monday’s night regular Council meeting was a marathon event, starting at 5:30PM and ending at roughly 12:45 AM, some readers might not have the inclination to spin through about 7 hours of the recording to see what interests them.
While the meeting was long, hopefully this summary can be kept short… but no promises are being made. The recorded stream can be found at: https://vimeo.com/448679720
Just like July’s late-nighter Council meeting, this Monday’s meeting looks to be a repeat performance with a lengthy agenda with items of substance. Highlights of the agenda include the deferred Integrity Commissioner reports and a “settlement agreement” for Century Condos downtown.
In contrast to the much shorter and light Council meetings recently, this Monday’s upcoming (Zoom) meeting looks like it will be a marathon. Three delegations, 6 Integrity Commissioner reports , 16 Staff reports, 2 closed sessions. Do not forget Correspondence and New Business!
Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting items…
For those who have been following the debate over 33 Victoria Terrace, we have an update for you. Following some closed session meetings at Council and the Heritage Committee, the Town has officially published a “Notice of Intention to Designate” (NOID) for the property in Grimsby Beach.
The Town is undertaking a study to develop a Secondary Plan and Urban Design Guidelines for the Town’s Hospital Corridor. This area is defined as all properties fronting onto Main Street East from Nelles Road to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
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