Council Highlights - May 28, 2019

Posted On Wednesday May 29, 2019

Council Highlights

Meeting of Council held May 28, 2019

  • Grand Bend Optimist Club made a presentation on their multi-use facility project proposal - Council asked staff for a full report on the feasibility of the project and how it fits Council’s strategic objectives.
  • Forest Agricultural Society asked Council to consider the transfer of the Forest fairground lands back to the Agricultural Society – Council asked staff to prepare a report on the request.
  • A development agreement for Kitchener Avenue, Grand Bend was approved.
  • A site plan agreement for 59 Main Street West, Grand Bend for the development of a mixed commercial/residential building was approved.
  • Sifton Properties’ request for an extension of the draft approval for Vacant Land Condominium at 5188 Cedar Point Line was approved.
  • A site plan agreement for 9 and 11 Main Street West, Grand Bend for the development of a public outdoor patio with retail and restaurants was approved.
  • Staff was asked to send comments to the province on Bill 108, More Homes, More Choices Act, 2019.
  • JHL Excavating Inc. was awarded the tender for the Cliff Road Drainage Works.
  • Council approved the request by the Lakeshore Eco-Network and Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation to develop a commemorative woods at the Klondyke Sports Park.
  • VanBree Drainage and Bulldozing Limited was awarded the tender for the Gordon Van Engelen Drain.
  • The 2019 tax rates were approved.
  • Council approved a noise exemption at 45 McKenzie Street, Forest for an outdoor wedding on September 14, 2019.

For more information on these items, please go to the Council Calendar on our website for the agenda from this meeting.

The next regular meeting of Council is scheduled for June 18th, 2019 at the Legacy Recreation Centre, Thomas Hall, Thedford. The agenda will be available at the end of the day Friday, June 14, 2019 at

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