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Holiday Waste & Recycling Collection Information

A notice from Bluewater Recycling Association:

Christmas 2018 - Tuesday, December 25th

During this holiday season, we normally postpone the regular collection of waste and recyclables in order to allow our staff to savour this joyous holiday season with their family.

This year, Christmas and New Year’s Day takes place on a Tuesday, so if your regular collection is on Tuesdays, it will be rescheduled for Saturday December 29th. Both December 25 and January 1 will be collected on Saturday December 29th. Set out materials by 7 am to ensure collection.

Please click here to view the holiday schedule: http://www.bra.org/Notices/Holiday2018.pdf

The regular collection schedule for everyone will resume on January 2nd. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns please call 1-800-265-9799 extension 228 or email dispatch@bra.org"




Employment Opportunity - Customer Service Representative (Part-Time)

Customer Service Representative (Part-Time)

To apply for this position, please submit a resume outlining qualifications and experience to:
Lise Massen
Customer Service Coordinator
Municipality of Middlesex Centre
1 Tunks Lane, Komoka ON, N0L1R0
massen@middlesexcentre.on.ca
Fax 519-601-8122



Holiday Hoopla! Friday, December 7th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM



Middlesex Centre says goodbye to Mayor Al Edmondson after 27 years in Municipal Politics



Santa Social - Friday, December 7th, 5:30 pm - 7pm, 13211 Ilderton Road

It looks like Santa is busy in Middlesex Centre again this year! Ring in the Holiday Season with the 3rd Annual Ilderton Area Business Association and CIBC - "SANTA SOCIAL!" Friday, December 7th, 5:30 - 7 pm, 13211 Ilderton Road.



Overnight Parking Warning

With winter around the corner the Municipality will be increasing the overnight parking enforcement on municipally owned streets.

Please do not park vehicles on the streets/roadways between the hours of 2:00 am and 7:00 am.

Please do your part and help staff by removing your vehicle off municipal streets and boulevards.

Middlesex County Seeks Public Consultation Surrounding Accessible Recreational Trails 

The following survey will give residents the opportunity to provide input and feedback as it relates to the accessibility of new or redeveloped recreational trails in Middlesex County.

If there are any questions regarding this survey please contact:

Sam McFarlane
Accessibility Coordinator
Middlesex County
399 Ridout Street North
London, ON N6A 2P1
smcfarlane@middlesex.ca
519-614-0620

Link to Accessible Recreational Trails Survey


2019 BUDGET PROCESS - BUDGET EVENING SESSIONS



Download "Budget Evening Sessions" PDF Flyer
Download "2019 Budget Roadmap" PDF


2018 MUNICIPAL COUNCIL & SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS (Updated)



DOWNLOAD RESULTS (PDF)

Notice of Potential Mail Service Disruption


Ilderton - Road Closing - Willowridge Road

In support of Sifton’s Clear Skies Development Ph. 1 - Please be advised that the reconstruction of Willowridge Road in Ilderton will commence Oct 11th and be substantially completed this fall (weather permitting). During such time Willowridge Road will be closed and only accessible to local traffic within the project limits

Street Boundary Feature Ownership and Maintenance By-Law 


At the July 18th, 2018 Meeting of Council, By-Law 2018-059 "Street Boundary Feature Ownership and Maintenance By-Law" was passed. 

The purpose of the Street Boundary Ownership and Maintenance Policy is to establish clear criteria to determine ownership of street boundary features resulting in enhanced transparency for both Municipal Administration and property owners when determining the responsibility for maintenance of those features.  

The Street Boundary Ownership and Maintenance Policy is designed to reflect the Municipality's historical and long term practices in regards to street boundary feature maintenance.

A "Street Boundary Feature" means any type of vegetation and/or man-made feature or object which lies on or near, within approximately 1 metre of the limit of the Municipally-owned road allowance and private property including but not limited to fences, noise barrier walls, retaining walls, evergreens, tree, flowers, shrubs, subdivision entrance features, hedges and vegetation screens.

Notice of Study Completion:
Glendon Drive Streetscape Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

Middlesex County and the Municipality of Middlesex Centre have completed a Schedule ‘C’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to identify potential streetscape improvements to Glendon Drive, County Road 14. The study area extends from the Thames River Bridge through the communities of Kilworth and Komoka to the Highway 402 interchange. The Class EA has been undertaken in accordance with the planning process outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association, Municipal Class EA (2000, as amended in 2007, 2011, & 2015).

MEDIA RELEASE - THURSDAY, JUNE 21st, 2018
Municipality of Middlesex Centre's Pedestrian Crossovers Are Coming...

See full Media Release PDF


Announcement - Butterfly Meadow & New Soccer Pitch Planned for Coldstream Conservation Area



YOU MATTER! Community Services Citizen Engagement Survey


Open Burn Ban in Effect

Middlesex Centre reminds residents that there is no open burning during designated poor air quality days. Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement for our area. Please monitor these advisories before any open burns.


Middlesex Centre Settlement Area Stormwater Master Plan
Public Information Centre #1 (PIC #1) Presentation

Public Information Centre #1 (PIC #1) Presentation from the May 7th (Komoka), May 8th (Ilderton), and May 10th (Bryanston) Information Centres (PDF)

To learn more about Stormwater information in Middlesex Centre, visit our Stormwater Page.


MEDIA RELEASE (May 8th, 2018)

Municipality of Middlesex Centre Leads in Developing its Green Fleet Plan

Ilderton:  The Municipality of Middlesex Centre, Ontario, Canada recently purchased two 2018 Chevrolet Bolt battery electric vehicles (BEVs) -- level three electric vehicles – in the Municipality's response to the development of its Comprehensive Fleet Review, Analysis and Green Fleet Plan in partnership with Richmond Sustainability Initiatives - Fleet Challenge, Toronto, Ontario; to combat climate change and poor air quality -- and has become one of several governments in Canada to include level three electric vehicles in its fleet.

Chevrolet Bolt BEVs with a driving range of approximately 380 km possesses DC fast-charging capabilities, facilitating the vehicle to be fully charged in 45 minutes, is definitely an important improvement on the Municipality's fleet.  A staff report on the Comprehensive Fleet Review, Analysis and Green Fleet Plan was considered and unanimously endorsed by Council on December 20, 2017.

The Municipality of Middlesex Centre continues to be a leader in sustainability having recently implemented and developed a net zero energy fire hall building, and now through the deployment of our green fleet.  Such investments demonstrates the Municipality’s ongoing efforts to reduce our corporate environmental impact while pursuing life-cycle cost-effective solutions.

The Municipality currently has over a dozen vehicles and pieces of equipment in its fleet, which includes electric, hybrid, fuel-efficient and alternative fuel vehicles, as well as conventional vehicles with fuel conserving technologies.  With a current fleet complement of over 100 vehicles and equipment, the Municipality of Middlesex Centre’s  Comprehensive Fleet Review, Analysis and Green Fleet Plan aims to choose vehicles and equipment that consume less fuel and emit less greenhouses gases and air pollution, are economically viable, meet the Municipality’s operational requirements, and are sustainable.

The Municipality’s Comprehensive Fleet Review, Analysis and Green Fleet Plan is the result of cooperation between all Corporate divisions managed through the leadership of the Municipality’s Public Works and Engineering Division.  The Comprehensive Fleet Review, Analysis and Green Fleet Plan, focuses on emissions from the operation of the on-road and off-road vehicles and equipment owned and operated by the Municipality of Middlesex Centre home to a diverse and vibrant population of approximately 18,000 people -- and ranked 13th in Ontario by moneysence.ca as being the best places to live in 2017.

 

Media Contact:
Brian Lima, Director of Public Works & Engineering
Municipality of Middlesex Centre
10227 Ilderton Road
Ilderton, ON, N0M 2A0
lima@middlesexcentre.on.ca
519-666-0190 extension 233

Link to Media Release PDF
Link to Middlesex Centre Branded 2018 Chevrolet Bolt BEV (Picture 1, Picture 2, Picture 3)

 

Middlesex Centre Settlement Area Stormwater Master Plan - Public Information Centre

A reminder that the municipality is holding Public Information Centres (PIC) for the Middlesex Centre Settlement Area Stormwater Master Plan - tonight a PIC is being held in Ilderton at the Ilderton Community Centre, 13168 Ilderton Road from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Feel to drop by anytime between 6:30 pm and 8:30 to give your input. WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK!

For more information on Stormwater, check out our stormwater information page at:
middlesexcentre.on.ca/storm



Annual Asphalt Resurfacing Program

Dufferin Construction will soon commence construction with our 2018 Annual Asphalt Resurfacing Program. Listed below are notices being sent out to affected residents:

Arva
Notice - Sir James Court
Notice - Sir Robert Place

Kilworth
Notice - Stephen Moore Drive 
Notice - Pioneer Drive

Komoka
Notice - Queen Street

Ilderton
Notice - Heritage Drive
Notice - Robert Street

Notice - Stonefield Lane

Should you have any concerns or questions on the Asphalt Resurfacing Program, please contact:

Jake Straus, C.E.T.
Transportation Engineering Technologist
(519)666-0190 ext. 254

straus@middlesexcentre.on.ca


Jury Road Gravel Conversion

The Municipality will soon be undertaking a gravel road conversion of Jury Road from Nairn Road to the southerly limits, whereby a Tar & Chip surface treatment will be applied The tentative start is June 2018 and estimated completion in September 2018. 

Jury Road Resident Notice


Product Recall - Kidde Smoke Alarms


Recall of two models of Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms: models PI2010CA and PI9010CA.

Fire Marshal's Communique - Product Recall: Kidde Dual-Sensor Smoke Alarms 

Open Air Burning - Quick Guide

What you should know about Open Air burning in Middlesex Centre


2018 Enviro Depot Schedule - Starting Saturday, April 14th


Download 2018 Enviro Depot Flyer PDF

Are you on the list of voters for the upcoming municipal and school board elections?

Middlesex Centre residents can find out whether they’re on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal and school board elections at voterlookup.caTo confirm your information is accurately recorded for the upcoming elections, log on to voterlookup.ca.

For more information about voterlookup.ca please watch the following 
video.




Have your say. Log on today.

Online Road Closure Mapping



Our Online Road Closure Mapping has been updated for 2018



2018 Municipal Elections - Candidate Training Opportunities


Thinking about running for Local Council?
Two opportunities are available to learn more about Municipal Elections Act, campaign financing rules, roles and responsibilities of elected officials and staff. Please see following PDF Flyers for more details:

2018 Municipal Elections - Candidate Information Sessions - PRESS RELEASE
2018 Municipal Elections - Candidate Training Opportunities Flyer (PDF)


Check your Fire Alarms!

 


Middlesex Centre Fire Services reminds residents to change the batteries in your smoke alarm as you change your clocks this weekend!  Residents are also reminded to check your smoke alarms on a monthly-basis to ensure continued safety for you and your family.


Email Newsletter Sign up!

 Sign up and stay in touch! Middlesex Centre will now be offering another layer of communication for residents.  The newsletter will be delivered directly by email, and you can unsubscribe at any time.


Sign up and stay in touch!


What is Stormwater?


What is stormwater?Take a moment to see how Stormwater affects us and how Middlesex Centre is managing Stormwater. For more information please visit middlesexcentre.on.ca/stormwater




Congratulations to Scott Moir & Tessa Virtue!



A huge congratulations to Scott Moir (Ilderton) and Tessa Virtue (London) on being named the Flag Bearers for the Winter Olympic Games! Link to story on the Canadian Olympic Team Official Site

Notice Regarding Frozen Water Services

The extreme cold this winter has forced frost to penetrate deeper into the ground than in recent years.  This may lead to frozen water services.  Please refer to the following document for some common questions and answers:

Frozen Water Services - Common Questions and Answers

Press Release - Joint Middlesex County 2018 Municipal Elections

December 21st -  Middlesex County  2018 Municipal Elections Press Release (PDF)


2018 Operating Budget Presentation

The 2018 Operating Budget Presentation (PDF)
for presentation at the Wednesday, December 6th, 4:00 pm Meeting of Council


Presentation Material - Pubic Information Centre No. 3 - Glendon Drive

The presentation materials from the Public Information Centre No. 3 - Glendon Drive Streetscape - Schedule "C" Municipal Class Environmental Assessment meeting held on Thursday, November 30th, are available for download:

Glendon Drive Public Information Centre No.3 Presentation (PDF)

Only Tap Water Delivers! Part 3 of Our Educational Video Series




When it comes to safety, reliability, and the best value for your money, only tap water delivers!

For more information about our Drinking Water systems please visit our Drinking Water Page

Road Closure Mapping Now Available



Access Road Closure mapping Online 

‘NO SKATING,’ ‘NO FISHING,’ ‘NO SWIMMING’ signs posted at the Municipality’s stormwater management ponds



The Municipality of Middlesex Centre has signs posted at its stormwater management ponds (commonly referred to as ‘storm ponds’ or ‘drainage ponds’) advising that leisure activities are not permitted. This is due to the inherent safety risks that surround ice skating in the winter and swimming in the summer.

Since such engineered ponds were constructed, signs have been posted at the following stormwater ponds:
• Meadowcreek Park in Ilderton near Willow Ridge Road
• Optimist Park in Ilderton near Meredith Drive
• Jefferies Road
• Caverhill Park in Komoka
• Union Avenue in Komoka

Water entering stormwater management facilities is untreated stormwater runoff that typically drains over a variety of surfaces including roads, driveways and parking lots, through a series of pipes and into the ponds. The water entering the ponds is untreated, and therefore, the suitability of the ice for skating and the suitability of the water for swimming is not known and is not monitored. Stormwater management ponds are not supervised and the Municipality cannot take any responsibility for the safety of persons who attempt to use these ponds for leisure activities. Therefore, the Municipality has taken the step of posting signs at the ponds to prohibit public use of the stormwater management ponds for leisure activities.

Facts about Stormwater Management Ponds

Stormwater Management Ponds are essentially construction facilities that are part of the Municipality’s
overall stormwater infrastructure system. These ponds receive rainwater and runoff from the
surrounding neighbourhood including streets, driveways and parking lots. Dirt, debris and waste settle to
the bottom of the pond, while water flows out to the receiving water body. Removal of dirt and debris is
usually completed every 10-15 years, allowing the pond to return to its designed water volume
capacity. Urban runoff is also subject to oils, road salt and other chemicals—plants in the pond area help
to improve the water quality of stormwater runoff.
For further information regarding the Municipality of Middlesex Centre’s Stormwater Management

Infrastructure, please contact Paul Zuberbuhler at 519-666-0190 x 255
or zuberbuhler@middlesexcentre.on.ca.


Household and Recyclable Wheelie Bins & Sweet Sweeping

In an effort to complete the required spring street sweeping of our roads, Middlesex Centre would like to remind residents that when placing your household and recyclable wheelie bins out for pick up, please do so by placing them behind the curb and out of the roadway. This ensures that every road and curb line is thoroughly cleaned. Middlesex Centre once again thanks it’s residents for their continued cooperation