Public Planning Meeting

A public meeting will be held on March 18, 2015 and March 25, 2015. Generally these public meetings are held in conjunction with Council meetings, however due to the large number of applications in cue, they have been scheduled as separate meetings. The Agendas and Minutes will be found in the Council meeting files when available.

Agendas & Minutes
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 1:00pm

Committee of Adjustment Meeting

Committee of Adjustment meetings will be held only as required if applications are ready. Meetings will be held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 9 am except during July and August where it will be scheduled for 1 pm. The first meeting of the Committee of Adjustment will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 9 am and will include a training component for the members. 

Agendas & Minutes
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 9:00am

RFP - Municipal Building’s Roof Replacement/Maintenance

Sealed tenders will be received until
12:00 pm on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
Tenders must be submitted on specific forms available at the Southgate Municipal Office or on our website at  All necessary insurance and WSIB Certificates must accompany the forms.
Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
For more information contact:
Kevin Green, Facilities Manager, 519-374-3130
Or email
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 9:45am

Be Aware of "Prize Pitch" Scam

Municipality of Meaford, ON) – Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding residents to be aware of a scam known as the “prize pitch”.
On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, a resident in the Municipality of Meaford received a phone call from an unknown caller stating she had won $500,000 in a Reader’s Digest contest for senior citizens.  When she told the caller that she hadn’t entered any contest, she was told that her name was submitted to Reader’s Digest on behalf of Wal-Mart.
The resident was instructed to send a money gram, through the post office, in the amount of $399.00 to an address in Brooklyn, New York, USA in order to claim her prize.  This was the third call of this nature she had received since last Friday.  In the first call, she was told she had won 1.5 million dollars.  She recognized this to be a scam.
Grey County OPP wish to remind residents that the “prize pitch” is one of the most common scams. The prizes could include cash, vehicles, electronics and trips. The “winner” is asked to pay an advance fee for shipping and or taxes in order to claim the prize.
The thing to remember is, if you have to enter a contest in order to win and, should you be a winner in a legitimate contest, you won’t be asked to forward money or buy goods to claim your prize.
Anyone receiving a call, email or letter of this nature should contact police or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) at or toll free 1-888-495-8501.
Fraud…..recognize it!  Report it!  Stop it!
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 2:00pm

Southgate Solar Project Community Liaison Committee Meeting

Southgate Solar Community Liaison Committee Meeting
Egremont Optimist Building
February 17, 2015 @ 6 pm

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 6:00pm

Residents Target of Credit Card Fraud and Microsoft Scam

(Chatsworth, ON) – On Thursday, January 22, 2015, Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received two fraud reports from area residents.

A Municipality of Grey Highlands resident immediately cancelled his credit card after a charge of $2500 appeared from Air Canada for a flight he didn’t book. The credit card company is investigating the fraud.

A Municipality of Meaford resident unplugged her computer after she had given an unknown person, posing as a Microsoft representative, remote access to her computer to fix a virus, and realizing it was a scam.

Fraud is a serious international problem. It steals your money, your identity and even
yourself respect. Grey County OPP urge residents to protect themselves by learning to
recognize fraud. Visit the following sites for information and helpful tips:

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre,
The Competition Bureau’s Information Centre,
Office of Consumer Affairs,
Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaus,
Canada Revenue Agency,
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 11:30am

Council Highlights January 21, 2015

Southgate Council Highlights January 21, 2015
  • A representative from Enbridge Gas attended to provide further clarification to Council on the standard Franchise renewal document presented to them in December. After receiving the clarification, Council approved that the franchise renewal agreement be forwarded to the Ontario Energy Board for approval.
  • The Site Plan for the former Alumi Bunk property in Dundalk was brought back to the Council table again. Council discussed the changes since the last meeting and agreed to appoint Mayor Fosbrooke, Deputy Mayor Jack and Councillor Woodbury to meet with the proponent along with Southgate staff in order to facilitate to development of a draft site plan that is amicable to both sides.
  • Representatives from the MMM Group and the MTO presented information regarding the proposed Highway 6 Mount Forest to Grey Road 9 road improvement project prior to a public information session which will be held January 26, 2015 at the Mount Forest & District Sports Complex Community Hall from 3 pm – 7 pm.
  • Council passed By-law 06-2015 regarding the use of Snowmobiles in Southgate. The by-law quotes relevant section of the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act, and restricts snowmobile access on sidewalks in Southgate in order to provide for the safety of pedestrians.
  • A report on air quality monitoring in Dundalk was received by Council that noted that the responsibility regarding air quality rested with the MOE and not Southgate.
  • Council agreed to enter into an agreement with the OPP for a period of 5 years, a by-law will be coming forward in the near future.
  • Holstein, Dundalk and Swinton Park buildings could soon see upgrades to their roofs as Council agreed to release a request for quotes document for the replacement and/or maintenance of the roofs at specific buildings.
  • Some items were not discussed and were deferred to the next Council meeting due to the time of day.
  • Council members attended a governance training session in Council Chambers in the afternoon presented by Weir Foulds, LLP.
Upcoming Meetings:                                             
  • Special Council, Budget Meeting –January 23
  • Procedural By-law Review Committee Meeting – January 26
  • Council Meeting – February 4
  • ​Council & Public Meeting – February 18
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 5:30pm

Comments for Procedural By-law

The Procedural By-law review committee would like your input on proposed amendments to By-law 70-2012 governing the proceedings of Council.

Send your comments to

Next meeting is January 26, 2015 at 9:00 am.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 3:45pm

Break-In Thwarted by Resident

(Township of Southgate, ON) – On Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at approximately 12:50 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an attempted break-in to a residence on Southgate Sideroad 49, in the Township of Southgate.

The attempted break-in was thwarted by the resident who confronted the culprit after he had observed the man’s fingers break through a screen door.

Two male suspects, both wearing plaid hoodies, fled the scene in a blue car northbound on Southgate Sideroad 49.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a Web Tip to You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 11:15am

Committee Members Required

The Council of the Township of Southgate is inviting applications from Southgate residents who wish to be involved in any of the following:
  • 1 member on the Maple Grove Cemetery Board
  • 1 member on the Public Liaison Committee
  • 2 Livestock Evaluators
  • 1 member on the Grey County Farm Safety Association
  • 2 members for the Property Standards Appeal Committee
Please submit a letter indicating your intentions including the name of the committee you wish to serve on and be sure to provide any relevant experience or history you have within that field to the attention of the undersigned by January 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm.
For more information please visit the "Employment Opportunities" section of our website or contact:
Raylene Martell, Clerk ext. 230
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 11:45am


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