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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:


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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Notice: Council Agenda – July 20, 2020

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…

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Town Releases Statement on Completion of Workplace Investigation

NPR stated “often, the White House sets the release of bad news and unflattering documents to late Friday afternoon.”

Late Friday afternoon, the Town issued the following statement:

Grimsby, ON – On June 4, 2020, Council for the Town of Grimsby convened a Special Meeting to receive and consider a confidential report from Mr. John Curtis who was retained to conduct a workplace investigation.

The investigation stems from incidents that occurred or were alleged to have occurred in 2019 and 2020. Council directed that an independent third-party be retained to investigate and report on any allegations and upon other related matters.

The investigation was confidential and was conducted over a three-month period. On June 4, Mr. Curtis presented his comprehensive confidential report to Council. The report set out five (5) recommendations, all of which were unanimously accepted and adopted by Council. The Town will be proceeding with all the recommendations through its legal counsel.

The investigation has now concluded and neither the Council nor Town staff will be providing any further comment in respect thereof.

Council will work together with staff to ensure that the Town continues to be a safe work environment and that the municipality will strive to be the best that it can be. Council is committed to its vision for the Town and fully supports its CAO, and in implementing the Town’s strategic priorities to ensure that vision is achieved.


Sarah Kim, Town Clerk
905-945-9634 Ext. 2015

Source: Town of Grimsby Website – Link

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