With the Town moving away from the Committee of the Whole governance system and re-establishing Standing Committees, opportunities have re-opened for residents to be an active part of the municipal decision-making process through committee membership.Continue reading
What would a GCFRG post-series be without a nod to The Beatles? That classic tune from the Sgt. Pepper’s album is the perfect lead-in on how the position of Chair of the Town’s “Heritage Grimsby Advisory Committee” was hijacked, not once… but twice.Continue reading
The combined Committee of the Whole and Council meetings on Monday night resulted in a long and contentious meeting with the proposed Heritage Conservation District Study of Main Street East coming to the forefront.Continue reading
UPDATE: Council sent the Study back to the Heritage Committee for refinement and tidying up. It will receive final consideration on December 21. The vote to refer the study was the same as below.
Heritage was front and centre on the agenda of Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Specifically the discussion revolved around the Main Street East area and a proposed Heritage Conservation District Study.
Given the internal strife of Council, it came as no surprise as the all-male “Grimsby 5” or “Gang of 5”, which seems a more appropriate moniker given their collective agenda and bloc voting, overrode the recent election of the Heritage Committee’s new Chairperson.Continue reading
Now that the kids are T-1 day from being back in school, life for many will return to “normal”…. and Town Hall is no exception with the September meeting schedule starting to fill up. The first big meeting of the month is Tuesday’s Heritage Committee meeting.
Just a quick update that tonight’s Heritage Advisory Committee meeting regarding 33 Victoria Terrace will start at 6PM at Town Hall, not 7PM due to summer hours.
The Grimsby Heritage Committee will be sitting on July 4th (6PM @ Town Hall) and like the heat outside, there will be at least one HOT agenda item, the intention to designate 33 Victoria Terrace as a heritage property. For those who might be new to Grimsby, this is in the historical “Grimsby Beach” area. Continue reading
Another Council meeting has come and gone and as usual we have the notes for you. In short, money changed hands and Metrolinx surprised most aldermen with their presentation at Monday’s Council meeting.
The agenda can be found at: https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=542,543,79798&preview=88267
Here are our highlights of the evening: