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COMMITTEE WORK: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE or CDAC

The Grey Highlands Community Development Advisory Committee--or CDAC--is provincially required committee of council that was created in 2019 to advise on items like recreation, community programming, recreational activities, facilities, and general community development within the municipality.


DID YOU KNOW? An Advisory Committee is an committee established by Council to provide advice and guidance to Council on specific items of interest.


CDAC provides an overall-holistic approach to programs and community-based initiatives within Grey Highlands. Some committees are more effective than others, and; in my humble opinion, CDAC is a committee that has proven itself overtime by providing the opportunity for members to share their learnings, especially when it comes to identifying best practices and cost efficiencies and saving .


Community Development Advisory Committee News: July 2022

The Committee also hears about community projects. The (mostly) good news on Monday July 18, 2022 included:

  • 14 garden beds were constructed by two summer students.

  • Garden beds were installed in Feversham Park and at Kimberley Hall in mid June, and filled with topsoil by Parks and Recreation staff.

  • Kimberley: Tomatoes, beans, and kale fruit trees and perennial edibles and berry bushes will be planted

  • UPCOMING EVENT July 20 at the Kimberley Hall, uncovering the hidden hunger problem United Way presentation▪

  • Raft was professionally installed in Flesherton Pond on July 7.

  • UPCOMING EVENT The final draft of the Recreation Master Plan to be presented to Council on August 3, 2022

  • Community Grant Program Intake deadline is September 30, 2022

  • The Financial Assistance Program Committee (another fav committee of mine) will meet prior to the next intake deadline to discuss refinements to the guidelines and criteria.

  • Eugenia's Gold Rush was June 25. Huge success!

  • Playground equipment at the Eugenia Park is down, there were delays in being able to obtain quotes but should be able to place the order this week

  • Delivery is expected 6-8 weeks later

  • Pavilion project will probably be delayed until 2023

  • UPCOMING EVENT Kimberley Community Association (KCA) golf tournament is on Wednesday August 17th, 10am at the Markdale Golf course

  • UPCOMING EVENT Apples and Art is the weekend of September 23rd at the Kimberley Hall

  • July 2 fireworks in Feversham were a huge success. Thank you Kinsmen for the pork chop dinner.

  • UPCOMING EVENT Feversham Fall Fair September 16-18, 2022

  • UPCOMING EVENT Friday July 22 Rotaract Highlanders hosting the 18th annual Markdale cruise night car show

  • UPCOMING EVENT August 26 and 27, 2022 is the 164th Markdale Fall Fair

  • In Flesherton the Hanley Institute painted the garbage cans

  • Pickleball court installed at Memorial Park

  • [re]IMAGINE campaign has started again and is traveling around the communities in Grey Highlands to solicit community feedback.

  • In Feversham the flower boxes have been planted

  • Grey Highlands has purchased through budget support and a Grant received from OMAFRA to be distributed throughout Grey Highlands villages and hamlets :

  • 5 planter boxes

  • 3 square picnic tables

  • 10 round picnic tables

  • 13 accessible picnic tables

  • 41 benches

  • 43 trash and recycling receptacles


Check out the complete Minutes for more details.


DID YOU KNOW? CDAC, like all committees of Council, have no delegated authority to act without Council direction (unless otherwise stated in the Delegation of Authority by-law).

Learn More about CDAC

The first step for any Committee is to create a Terms of Reference (TOR) that determines the rules of engagement.


It is made up of:

  • 2 members of Grey Highlands Council

  • 1 member of West Grey Council (as determined/required through Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

  • 1 representative from each of the sub-committees

  • Badjeros Athletic Field

  • Eugenia District Community Improvement Association

  • Feversham Park

  • Flesherton Beautification and Improvement Committee

  • Markdale Recreation Committee

  • Maxwell Community Centre

  • Osprey Recreation Centre

  • Priceville Improvement and Recreation Committee

  • Friends of the Rocklyn Arena

  • Up to 4 citizen appointees appointed by Council