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NOTICE: Committee of the Whole – Fifth Wheel Development – November 09, 2020

The Committee of the Whole, and subsequently Council, will be taking another and perhaps final look at the Losani/Fifth Wheel re-development on Monday night. The agenda has some reports from the Town’s Planning Department and their outside consultant.

You can read the agenda at this link: http://bit.ly/TOGW20201109

Note: The agenda was published late Friday afternoon (3:45 PM), after the 12 Noon deadline for delegations. Anyone wishing to speak on this development is advised to immediately contact the Clerk’s office for their request.

Tune in on Monday @ 6:30 PM via Facebook Live or at the Town’s livestream of the meeting at: https://vimeo.com/grimsbycouncilchambers

NOTICE: Open House – Casablanca Inn Redevelopment – November 3, 2020

The group redeveloping the Casablanca Winery Inn will be holding a public “open house” event on November 3, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you simply can not drop in but must register for a slot.

The event will be held in the Lakeside Ballroom of the hotel between 4:30 PM and 6 PM. You can register for one of the 30-minute slots by:

Telephone: (905) 738-8080 Ext. 278
E-Mail: Alyson Naseer – anaseer@westonconsulting.com

There is a maximum of 25 people per slot and are reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP before attending.

How They Voted: Main Street East Heritage Conservation District Study (Nov. 2 Update)

Photo Credit: Google via Google Maps

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.

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NOTICE: Casablanca Inn Development – Virtual Open House – September 24 @ 6PM

The Town is hosting a “virtual open house” tonight (September 24) at 6PM for the proposed development on the Casablanca Winery Inn lands.

The deadline to register to speak at the Zoom meeting has passed, but you can watch the livestream on the GCFRG Facebook live page by clicking this link here or the Town’s live stream at: https://vimeo.com/grimsbycouncilchambers

Besides writing the Town correspondence, there will still be one more chance to publicly participate in the process and make your views known. The proposal still needs to undergo a statutory public meeting at sometime in the future (modified for COVID-19 safeguards of course).

You can find background material on this development on the Town’s “Current Planning Applications” under the “4 Windward” Tab:

https://www.grimsby.ca/en/doing-business/current-planning-applications.aspx

NOTICE: COTW/Council Meeting – September 21, 2020

Council is back in Chambers for their first regular meeting under the “Committee of the Whole System” aka COTW. If you aren’t familiar with COTW, essentially the old Committees have been dissolved and now all of Council will consider most matters together.

Their first agenda is quite full, 408 pages worth of material to be considered and as with any new change in governance structure, there may be a bit of a learning curve with the new Procedural By-Law that was passed earlier this week.

Let’s dig in!

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Notes: Special Council – August 27, 2020 – Century Condos

It was a rather long “Special Meeting” on Thursday evening where Council took up the matter of the proposed Century Condos downtown. It’s been a long r̶o̶a̶d̶ laneway since this development was first made public in 2018.

With Council not satisfied with what was brought forth at the August 17th regular meeting, it was sent back for more deliberations between the Town’s Planners and the developer, and presumably their legal teams. Thursday night saw a revised proposal that cut a few units from the last proposal and did some shuffling around to change parking numbers.

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Notice: Special Council – August 27, 2020 – Century Condos

After the previous Monday’s meeting failed to reach a decision on a “settlement agreement” for the proposed Century Condos, Council will be back in session tomorrow night at 5:30PM to decide if the slightly revised proposal is any better.

There has been some minor changes to the last offering but as per the Planning Department’s “Moving Forward” PowerPoint presentation for tomorrow night’s meeting… the “building form remains unchanged”.

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