Highlights from the May 19, NG Council Meeting

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North Grenville Impact and Response to COVID-19: CAO Gary Dyke provided a summary of the Municipality’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic commencing March 13, 2020, including the decisions and actions that were made in a proactive and responsive way. A modest financial relief package was established to support residents by offering property tax and water bill deferrals for a limited time. In addition, a $1.38 Million Cost Containment Plan/COVID-19 Reserve Fund was approved on April 1, 2020 to support local businesses and to mitigate the financial impacts on municipal operations related to COVID-19. Money was redirected from operating and capital costs to create this fund. The full presentation can be found on our website at www.northgrenville.ca/coronavirus.

Kemptville District Hospital Month – 60th Anniversary: Council adopted a motion to declare June 2020 Kemptville District Hospital Month in honour of its 60th Anniversary.

North Grenville Pride 2020: Council adopted a motion to establish the month of June as LGBTQ2+ Pride Month for the Municipality of North Grenville. This will include a flag raising ceremony for both a Pride and Transgender Flag in June 2020. Other festivities may occur virtually or later in the year.

Love NG Marketing Promotion Program and Proposed Business Support Program: Council endorsed the plan for the Business Support Program and affirmed that $150,000 from the COVID-19 Response Reserve will be utilized for its development.

The Business Support Program engages the local business community to identify effective initiatives specifically designed to provide assistance during the COVID-10 pandemic. A few of the initiatives include: a new LoveNG website; business support webinars; a professionally developed marketing strategy; buying local partnership; and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Safety support measures.

Upcoming Meetings: Council on Tuesday, June 16. Currently Council meetings are held by video conference and live streamed via the Municipal website (www.northgrenville.ca). For more information, contact Clerk Cahl Pominville at cpominville@northgrenville.on.ca, or at 613-258-9569 ext. 110.

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