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The highlights-in-brief provide a glimpse at the decisions made by Town of BWG Council at their most recent meeting. A more detailed version is posted on the Town website by the end of the week of the meeting at www.townofbwg.com/highlights.
- Council agreed to waive all penalty and interest on the payment of property taxes and water/wastewater fees until August 31, 2021, and which time they will review the program again.
- Council approved a resolution in support of local businesses to go to the Office of the Prime Minister, Office of the Premier, Local Members of Parliament and Provincial Parliament, Simcoe County, and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.The resolution requests that federal and provincial governments review their COVID-related business support programs to simplify application requirements, reduce eligibility criteria for small businesses, improve the approval processes, and fill gaps with new support programs to ensure that viable businesses can survive and rebound from forced closures. They also asked that the provincial government create a program to provide immediate financial aid to businesses when they are ordered to close.Finally, they asked that – prior to changing the status of a district – the Chief Medical Officer of Health and Office of the Premier consult with all affected heads of council.
- The Committee of the Whole supported a plan to begin the Ontario Heritage Act designation process for 4118 Line 6 following a request from the property owners and a recommendation from the Heritage Committee.The Landerkin/Page House was built around 1830, and is one of few remaining examples of mud block construction left in the area.