Mayor Aina DeViet opened the meeting with remarks regarding the Kamloops residential school tragedy and the recent attack in the City of London.
During the meeting, Council:
- Approved the municipal Asset Management Plan. Council directed staff to complete a detailed study of water, wastewater and stormwater rates and report back later in the year.
- Awarded tenders for the Ettrick Municipal Drain Construction ($42,950 +HST) and the Colbert Municipal Drain Construction ($212,000 +HST).
- Awarded a tender for new accessible washrooms at Douglas B. Weldon Park ($401,298 +HST). The quoted price, which was the lowest received, exceeded the approved budget for this project. It is hoped that the additional funds will be offset by securing a grant from the Federal Government’s Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP); as of this time staff are awaiting approval.
- Directed staff to incorporate a new “Energy Efficiency and Retrofit Grant” into the suite of grant and reimbursement funds available under the updated Community Improvement Plan, starting in 2022.
- Were informed that responsibility for maintaining the Coldstream Conservation Area, which Middlesex Centre staff have overseen since entering into an agreement in 2010, would be returned to St. Clair Region Conservation Authority at the end of the year when the current contract expires.
Next Council Meeting
The next Middlesex Centre Council Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held virtually.