August 2023

Official Plan: Phase 2 Survey Closes August 13

The Town is inviting residents to complete the Phase 2 Official Plan Review & Community Design Survey before August 13th.

This public survey is integral to the project, seeking input regarding community design elements, including character and design, community services, housing, climate change, parks, trails and open space. Share your thoughts by completing the survey now. Please share this survey link with your friends, family and co-workers. Paper copies are also available at Town Hall and The Blue Mountains Public Library.

A series of public workshops will be scheduled this Fall as Phase 2 continues. To subscribe for updates, share feedback and learn more, visit the project page.

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Town Working with Georgian Triangle Humane Society for Pound Keeper Services

The Town of The Blue Mountains has agreed to enter into a contract with the Georgian Triangle Humane Society for pound keeper services.

The Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) will be responsible for the care and shelter of dogs under the custody of the Town as a result of running at large, surrendered by an individual other than the owner, or removed from a home as a result of a pet owner being in contravention of municipal by-laws.

The Town of The Blue Mountains reminds the public that all dogs must be licensed. The licensing requirement applies to all residents, including those staying full-time or seasonally in the community. For licensing information, visit the Town website. By-law enforcement issues can be submitted online 24/7 through the online services system, by email, or by calling (519) 599-3131 ext. 249.

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Additional Pickleball Courts Added at Beaver Valley Arena

The Town is excited to announce that additional pickleball courts have been added at the Beaver Valley Arena.

Town Staff have added courts to the floor of the Beaver Valley Arena that can be rented for $15 per hour. The courts are available seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The courts will be in place until Monday, September 4.

The outdoor pickleball courts at the Municipal Recreation Complex and the courts inside the Beaver Valley Community Centre remain available to be booked by the public.

To learn more about pickleball, or to view and book available court times, visit the Town website.

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Municipal Tree Inventory Project Update

The Town's Municipal Tree Inventory is focused on collecting data to understand the importance of the urban tree canopy, and using that data to create an appropriate management strategy. Learn more about the project, and find out how to get involved as a volunteer, by watching the project introduction video below.



Senior's Fair by the Bay

Date: Sept. 6, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Bayview Park

The Blue Mountains Seniors Network is hosting an outdoor senior's fair 

Enjoy refreshments and information booths on local senior services, housing & recreation. Admission is free.

Interested exhibitors please contact the Seniors Network.

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Beaver Valley Fall Fair

Date: Sept. 8 & 9, 2023
Location: Beaver Valley Arena Community Centre

The Beaver Valley Fall Fair is held annually on the weekend after Labour Day and showcases the very best of rural living in The Blue Mountains!

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Guitar Trail Music Festival

Date: Sept. 9, 2023
Time: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Blue Mountain Village

Follow the Guitar Trail around the Blue Mountain Village and up the Village Way hiking trail to discover dozens of amazing entertainers.

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Upcoming Public Meeting

A Public Meeting will be held on August 29, 2023 to consider three planning applications. The first is a proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment at 209797 Highway 26 (The Lake at Blue Mountains).The second is a request for consent for lot creation for the purpose of conservation at 415115 10th Line. The third is an application to consider a request for consent for a new trail easement, conveying a portion of the subject lands to the Bruce Trail Conservancy at 795534 The Blue Mountains-Clearview Townline.

Proposed amendments to by-laws impacted by Bill 23: More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 and Bill 109: More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022 will also be considered.

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Water Tower Rehabilitation

Media blasting will restart this week to remove the existing exterior coating. The blasting process will create a significant amount of noise, and will continue seven days a week for approximately 21 days. It has been recommended that this work be completed in a continuous, undisturbed manner to ensure a quality finish. Otherwise, there are risks of deficiencies arising that could possibly delay completion of the project.

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

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Thornbury West Phase 1 Reconstruction Update

Underground infrastructure installation has been completed on Elma Street, and the new water mains will be tied in to the existing water system the week of July 31. Preparation for the new curbs and sidewalks is ongoing, with installation scheduled to begin August 2. Installation of asphalt, topsoil, sod and street trees will follow in mid to late-August.

For more information on the project, and to subscribe to the project email list, please visit the project page.

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