The Board of Directors of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority were presented with staff recommendations and plan for moving forward with the update of the Shoreline Management Plan. Staff was directed to proceed with the first 5 steps and to advise the Board with and plans to alter any of the following steps.
BSRA requested a review of the road grant, reminding Council that there has been no increase since 2010. There was a motion made at the January 23rd meeting to include in Budget meetings which begin Thursday, January 26th at 2:PM in the Council Chambers at the Stanley Complex.
The wind turbines are up and BSRA has been watching and listening to hear of what we expected would be a Vibrancy Fund offered to the Municipality, following the pattern observed in other areas. On Monday, January 9th a Draft Funding Agreement between the Municipality of Bluewater and Grand Bend Wind GP Inc was presented at the Committee of the Whole Meeting. It is proposed to pass at the Council Meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017 beginning at 6 PM in the Council Chambers, Stanley Complex, 38594 Mill Road, Varna.
You may review the agreement at: Grand Bend Wind Farm (Northland) – Community Funding Agreement(Draft) Jan. 9, 2017
THIS MOTION PASSED JANUARY 23, 2017.
There is a web page that shows where the plows of the companies hired to maintain provincial highways are working – in real time. This means you can find and follow a plow when conditions are really bad.
The site also aggregates information from the Twitter feeds of the OPP and the MTO, weather radar, MTO cameras(i.e. Hwy 21 and the Dashwood Road) and Environment Canada Alerts for the displayed area. It would be nice if it also showed or linked to the MTO’s Road Conditions Report – Southwest
Through the Huron County Water Protection Steering Committee, we have permission to share a Legal Opinion they have received on Municipal Authority to Protect Natural Heritage Features. It may help to answer questions about Property Rights. Link to the Legal Opinion.