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Council Highlights provide a brief overview of noteworthy decisions and presentations made at Town of BWG Council meetings. Detailed agendas and minutes can be accessed from the link at right. Meetings take place the first and third Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted.​

​2018

​​October 2 - Toys for Tickets - Downtown improvements - Cultural plan - More GO Station parking needed
September 18 - Positive business and employment trends - Town recognizes local artists - Improving accessibility
​​September 4 - BWG Transit to expand hours, routes - Preparing for legalized cannabis
​(August 21 meeting cancelled due to AMO Conference)
​August 7 - Park to be named for Ron Simpson - New vision for 125 Simcoe Rd - Hoping for a hotel in BWG
​(Council in recess in July)
​June 19 - New fire hall, operational facilities to be built - Report on BWG/Simcoe County relationship - CIP grants
June 5 - New transit benches - New Artesian Ind'l Park signage - Amendments coming to permit home-base occupations
​​May 15 - Financial updates: reserves, investments, debentures
May 1 - Seeking provincial support for 400-404 Link - New subdivision developments make progress - Budget schedule
April 17 - New, extended transit agreements - Improving accessibility - Town facilities for growing community 
​​April 3 - Economic Development Marketing Strategy unveiled - Sign by-law tweaked before municipal election
​​March 20 - Town, developer save old Bond Head home - Finding a GO train layover site - Responsible aggregates
​March 6 - Non-residential building on the rise - Addressing parking violations - Street names for Bond Head sudivision
​​February 20 - Town water quality continues to be excellent - Positive momentum for employment, business
​​February 6 - Budget and Business Plan final - New parking ticket software - 2018 road closures
January 23 - Election update - Keeping the Province aware of traffic concerns - Transit security camera policy
​January 9 - BWG supports new inter-county transit service - No increase in levies for Holland Marsh Board

 

​2017

December 19 - 2018 budget approved - Auld Kirk gets Heritage Designation - more new stores for BWG
​​December 5 - Community grants announced - Subdivision agreements for Bradford East, Employment Lands 
​​November 21 - Support for Bradford Farmers' Market - LSRCA budget - Policy on fence and retaining wall upkeep
November 7 - EA underway for Line 8 improvements - Downtown businesses open/improve - Backyard chicken decision
October 17 - 2018 council calendar - Partnering on watershed plan for climate change - Pumping station upgrades
October 3 - Transit improvements planned - International school presentation - OP Review directions report
​September 19 - County seeks support of regional transit - Recognizing local achievement - Carrot Fest Friday in review
​September 5 - BWG Transit Update - New fees and by-law for driveway widening
​August 22 - Town to receive $1.8M grant for stormwater management - Roadwork surplus directed to improving Line 13
August 1 - New homes coming to Bond Head - Commitment to accessibility - Holland Marsh hosts phosphorous contest
​July 11 (special meeting) - Employment Lands open for business - Regulating oversized vehicle parking
(Council in recess in July)
​June 20 - New bus purchase - Metrolinx changes affecting BWG - Rehabilitation of roads in SW 'old' Bradford
June 6 - Progress towards SEAR - Fixing access to Helping Hand Food Bank - COW approves review of upper-tier services
May 16 - Tax levy increases 4.12% - Coulson's Hill Presbyterian to be heritage designated - Home-based business zoning
​May 2 - Auld Kirk replastering lets the public inside - Facelift, new business at 72/74 Holland St E
April 18 - Reviewing relationship with Simcoe County - Economic Development achievements - LED energy savings
April 4 - Employment Lands development - Urban road rehabilitation - Internet and telephone voting
​March 21 - OPAs now in place - Melbourne Dr subdivision draft approval - ATMs go into some Town buildings
​March 7 - New supermarket coming to Bradford - Seniors Housing CIP meets goal - Building permits up
February 21 - New retirement home - Drinking water still excellent - New funding for playground replacement
​February 7 - Business Plan approved - No change to election model - Road closure list - CoW reviews OP amendments
​January 24 - Carrot Fest expands to Friday - User fees adopted - No renewal of banking contract
​January 10 - Development set to start in Highway 400 employment lands - Battling homelessness in Simcoe County