Southgate Township news digest

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All members were in attendance for the meeting held by electronic means on June 16.

DOWNTOWN PROJECT

Council approved the township applying for a grant to address accessibility and create a gathering space on Proton Street.

A second public meeting was held and more than a dozen survey responses received.

The staff will do the application rather than use the Grant Match service, which takes 10 percent if the grant is successful.

PRIDE CROSSWALK

Staff will work on alternate proposals after council looked at the price tag of $10,000 for grinding out the crosswalk put in last year at Highpoint and re-painting a Pride crosswalk with “durable” paint.

Members were favourably impressed by designs done by Southgate's public works manager. A report will be brought back with other options for handling the public recognition.

COMMUNITY SAFETY & WELLBEING PLAN

Council passed a bylaw to accept the Community Safety & Wellbeing Plan developed for Grey County. This has been in development for some time with approval given at previous stages. The Steering Committee has appointed Tanya Roberts as the new Community Safety and Well-Being Planning Coordinator. She replaces Sarah Crowley who was hired as a consultant to develop the plan. The plan looks to address risk factors for crime to make communities safer and healthier.

PLANNING

A site plan was approved for the former roadhouse restaurant location just north of Dundalk main corner.

After MTO would not allow an entrance for a high-traffic use such as a restaurant, the site will be re-purposed for self-storage units.

Also, a zoning change was approved for G. and A. McNalty following a surplus farm dwelling severance granted on the property on Road 14 .

The change will prohibit a residential building on the remaining property of about 78 hectares following the severance of two hectares.

FIRM CHOSEN FOR PLAN UPDATE

Ron Davidson, land use consultant, was chosen to do the Southgatre official plan review with a submitted tender of $55,370.

CLOSED SESSION

Council met in closed session to receive a verbal report on an Eco-Park offer to purchase.

M.T. Fernandes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Dundalk Herald

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