May 2023


Municipal Golf Course & Pickleball Courts Open for the Season

The Town would like to advise the public that the Municipal Golf Course & Pickleball Courts are officially open for the 2023 season.

Single rounds are $20 per round and tee times can be booked up to five days in advance. To book a tee time, please contact the Municipal Golf Course. Seasonal memberships can be purchased at the Starter Shack.

Three pickleball courts are available for rental with a fourth court available on a first-come-first-served basis for public use.

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Reminder: Community Improvement Plan Applications Accepted Until May 12, 2023

The Community Improvement Plan is designed to facilitate community revitalization goals through grants or loans to private property owners and tenants.

The Town has two CIP's. The Housing Within Reach CIP is designed to encourage and facilitate the development of attainable housing. The Town Wide Revitalization CIP is designed to encourage private property improvement and revitalization.

Interested applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-consultation meeting with Town staff to discuss and confirm application requirements. A total of $250,000 in funding is available, with applications being accepted until Friday, May 12, 2023.

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Emergency Preparedness Week

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to recognize Emergency Preparedness Week and this year's theme of "Be Prepared - Know Your Risks"

In the event of a major emergency, technology can become vital in helping you or your family get in touch and stay informed. Here are some tips in the case of an emergency:

  • If possible, use non-voice channels like text messaging, email or social media.

  • If using a phone, keep your conversation brief and convey only vital information. This well help conserve your phone's battery.

  • Unable to complete a call? Wait 10 seconds before redialing to help reduce network congestion.

Remember, in an emergency or to save a life, call 9-1-1 for help. If you are not experiencing an emergency, do not call 9-1-1.

For more information on Emergency Preparedness Week and safety tips, please contact the Town's Fire Services.

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Consideration of New Water & Sewer Administrative Monetary Penalties

A series of staff reports are scheduled to be presented at the May 8, 2023 Council Meeting regarding proposed amendments to the Administrative Monetary Penalties By-Law 2021-71. These reports seek Council direction to host a Public Meeting to gather community feedback about the proposed inclusion of Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) in the following designated by-laws: Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention By-law 2013-31; Sewer Use By-Law 2019-62; and, the Regulation of Water Supply By-law 2008-02.

More information about the proposed AMPs can be found in the May 8, 2023 Council Meeting Agenda Package on the Town's website.

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Town of The Blue Mountains
Celebrates Building Safety Month

During the month of May, The Town of The Blue Mountains is proud to recognize Building Safety Month and celebrate the dedication of the building industry to keeping homes, buildings, and infrastructure safe.

The vigilant professionals working to maintain this safety include building officials, inspectors, fire prevention officials, architects, engineers, builders, tradespersons, design professionals and the entire construction industry.

The Town extends its sincere appreciation to all building professionals for their integral role in ensuring the safety, strength, and growth of the community.

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Featured Projects

Upcoming Planning & Development Updates

Two Public Meetings are scheduled for May to consider various planning and development projects and initiatives.

At the meeting on May 16, 2023, a public meeting will be held to consider Thornbury Acres, a 37-unit residential farm co-operative.

At the meeting on May 30, 2023, four projects will be discussed at the public meeting.  

Lora Greens proposes a Draft Plan of Subdivision to create 38 residential lots.

596250 4th Line seeks to permit the use of the existing single detached dwelling as a Bed and Breakfast.

- Three Town Telecommunications Towers are being considered to enhance the Area Metering Infrastructure (AMI) network for water meter monitoring. 

Tree Preservation By-law considers how to increase tree protection and preservation in the community.

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Thornbury West Phase 1A Reconstruction

Arnott Construction has mobilized back to the site to begin the remaining work on Phase 1A of the Thornbury West Reconstruction Project. The majority of work in 2023 will be occurring on the first 115 m of Alice Street east of Victoria Street, on Louisa Street from Victoria Street to Elma Street, and in the new Beaver Street Parkette. Trees, sod and surface asphalt will be installed in areas completed in 2022 as well, but that work is expected to be shorter in duration with fewer impacts to residents.

For more information on the project, and to receive updates regarding the reopening of 6th Sideroad, please visit the project web page.

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Water Tower Rehabilitation

The rehabilitation of the Victoria Street Water Tower is proceeding well. The Town has drained the water tower, which will allow contractors to begin the installation of interior scaffolding within the tower's tank. A crane is scheduled to be on site the week of May 7 to assist with the relocation of antennas and installation of new guardrail on top of the tower. Abrasive blasting of the interior of the tower is currently anticipated to begin in late May. 

To learn more about the Water Tower Rehabilitation project, visit the project web page.

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