An engineer was engaged to represent us in dealing with the
office/servery addition that has been proposed for the Ag. Hall. A letter
was drafted and forwarded on to the Township requesting a re-review
based on data that was collected regarding daily flows. Yesterday, I
received a response from Scott McLeod, Chief Building Official,
Clearview Township. Quote his words " The great news is that for the
first time we are willing to consider the approval jurisdiction of the
Ontario Building Code."
After our first review, we were told that we
would have to get Ministry of Environment approval to move forward. We will continue to
work with the engineering firm WSP in putting together the information
that has been requested by the Clearview Building Department.
Other small projects were worked on as well while abiding by the new Health regulations such as:
- renovating the women's washroom in the Ag Hall,
- removing the old fence boards from the English/Western horse
Each one will be finished once we are back to some sort of
I would also like to commend those volunteers that kept the grounds
looking so well maintained. Also thanks to the volunteers that looked
after getting our winter storage facilities filled to the brim.
A committee was formed to put together ideas of how we could stay in
the face of the public, for example the community had the opportunity
to be part of a scavenger hunt, front yard displays, youth could submit
drawings based on themes, also a competition for the high school
students to design our cover for the next prize book. Another group
put together educational videos which are available to view on our
website or face book. Thank you Bill Keith for all your hours and
expertise along with Garry Milne for putting these together.
Our Ambassadors, Grace Millsap and Larissa Walker both agreed to stay
'they can have a combined full year of events to take part in during their
two year reign. Grace will have the opportunity to represent us at the
CNE in 2021, regulations permitting.
We have been fortunate having today's technology to host our monthly
meetings virtually. Even though there wasn't a lot of business to deal
with, it was an opportunity to get together. If this was 50 years ago,
things would have been at a stand still as technology was not what it is
Thanks to all my executive, directors, associates and volunteers for
keeping a positive attitude during these times. As we monitor things
over the next couple of months, keeping our volunteers safe and
healthy is upper most in our minds.
We are looking forward to hopefully
better things ahead.
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