February 10, 2021 - Vernonville Community Centre Committee Dissolved By A/H Council

The Vernonville Community Centre Committee has 10 members, and is a strong, active group that has continued to hold virtual meetings during the pandemic to stay connected and plan for the future.  These long-standing volunteers have successfully managed the community centre for years. Community & fundraising events have been organized to pay for maintenance and upgrades to the centre.

On Tuesday, February 2, 2021 a volunteer from the above committee reached out in a private message to share a paragraph from a form letter sent by AH Township. (Photo of complete letter attached below.)

A H Township Letter VCC

This prompted Gritt Koehl to post the following information on Facebook in order to stimulate community involvement in the decision making process

February 6, 2021 Facebook Post Regarding Vernonville Community Centre Committee

On February 10, 2021 Alwnick/Haldimand held a special Council meeting to discuss the matter. In view of Council's unwillingness to allow these meetings to be recorded, Gritt Koehl undertook the onerous task of transcribing the proceedings of the meeting. While not a verbatim transcription, it accurately summarizes the discussions that took place. Participants included Gail Latchford, Sherry Gibson, Alex Smith, Jennifer Steen, Mike Filip, Jim Hogg, Carol James, and Greg Booth.

Transcription of February 10, 2021 Special Council Meeting

March 28, 2020 - Emails with Mayor and CAO

This is the email thread between Gritt Koehl, Mayor Latchford and CAO van de Moosdyk in the period March 26 - 27, 2020 regarding the Township's COVID-19 response.  March 26, 27 Emails With AH CAO and Mayor