Owen Sound City Council

City Hall - 808 2nd Avenue East - Council Chambers
5:30 p.m. - Open Session - Council Chambers
No Closed Session

Individuals may attend City Hall to watch the meeting or the meeting can be viewed live on Rogers Cable TV or the Rogers TV Website or the Council and Committees webpage. Individuals who are unable to ask a question in person must provide their questions a minimum of 24 hours prior to the meeting to the City Clerk.

  1. Mayor declares the Public Meeting open.
  2. Announcement by the Mayor.
  3. Public Meeting:
    1. Comments and notice from the City Clerk
    2. Presentation from the Manager of Planning and Heritage
    3. Presentation from the applicant, Bruce Hall of The Planning Partnership
    4. Comments from the public.
  4. Mayor declares the Public Meeting closed.

There are no correspondence items being presented for consideration.

  • All My Relations, a retail store located at 893-895 3rd Avenue East
  • Fuego Wood Fired Pizza, a restaurant located at 136 10th Street East
  • My Woodshop, a home occupation located at 745 3rd Avenue East
  • Hawker and Peddler Licence issued to Georgian Bay Folk Society for Summerfolk at Kelso Beach at Nawash Park from August 18-20, 2023
  • Hawker and Peddler Licence issued to the Owen Sound Agricultural Society for the Owen Sound Fall Fair at Victoria Park from September 8-10, 2023
  • Viola Jean's Garden Daycare has relocated to 1130 8th Street East
  • Profile Medical Cosmetics has relocated to 1979 16th Street East
  • 5 Star Taxi has relocated to 183 12th Street East

There are no postponed matters.

"WHERAS strong mayor powers make it possible for some votes to pass with a minority of support from a given municipal council;

AND WHEREAS municipal governance is otherwise structured to ensure that motions passed on behalf of a community have the support of the majority of the members of that elected council;

AND WHEREAS strong mayor powers also give mayors the ability to hire and fire senior municipal staff, which could create an environment where the independence and professional input of senior staff is influenced by this power dynamic;

AND WHERAS the independence of municipal staff is essential for the effective and transparent working relationship between staff and councils as a whole;

AND WHEREAS the precedent of strong mayor powers in some Ontario municipalities might justify the extension of those powers to all municipal councils;


  1. Formally express concern with the creation and expansion of these powers and highlight that they are not compatible with a democratic process through a letter to Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Rick Byers, the leaders of the Ontario Liberal, NDP, and Green Parties, as well as the other municipalities in Ontario; and
  2. Request staff to monitor the expansion of these powers and report back should opportunities for consultation on the issue become available."

There is no Closed Session.

There is no Closed Session.



"A By-law to confirm the proceedings of the Regular Meeting of the Council of The Corporation of the City of Owen Sound held on the 11th day of September, 2023"

"A By-law to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute a Municipal Cost Apportionment Agreement with Grey Sauble Conservation Authority respecting Category 3 Programs and Services"

"A By-law to amend Zoning By-law No. 2010-078, respecting lands located at 1580 20th Street East (ZBA No. 50 – Wakeford)"

"A By-law to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute Amendment Number Six (No. 6) to Licence Number C9907106 with His Majesty The King in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister of Transport respecting a pedestrian bridge"

"A By-law to amend Appointed Officers By-law No. 2015-054 to appoint a By-law Enforcement Officer and Property Standards Officer"

"A By-law to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute an agreement with The Corporation of the Municipality of Meaford respecting access to and use of the City’s Leaf and Yard Waste Composting Site"

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