Council Meeting Highlights - March 24, 2021

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Mayor DeViet opened the meeting by recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Delaware Lions Club. Mayor DeViet thanked the members for their dedication to community service, recognizing in particular the six charter members who are still very active in the club: Joe Clark, Darcy Gegear, Harold Moore, Charles Scott, John Vanderweyst and Henry Vanderweyst.

Mayor DeViet also congratulated Middlesex Centre resident Kylie O’Neil, who was elected as the Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario President for 2021. 

Enbridge Gas update on the replacement of the London Lines

Council received an update from Enbridge Gas on the replacement of the London Lines. These gas pipelines were installed between the 1930s and ‘50s. They will be replaced with a new pipeline that will improve the integrity of pipeline network to ensure an adequate supply to the area. The portion to be replaced in Middlesex Centre will run from the Komoka transmission station towards Strathroy, and eventually on to the Township of Dawn-Euphemia. Construction is slated to take place between April and December of this year. 

Questions about the project can be directed to Enbridge at London.Lines@enbridge.com or 1-855-381-9138.

Planning Matters

In addition to sitting as the Committee of Adjustment and addressing other planning matters, Council received information from the proponents and heard questions and comments from residents with regards to an application for a new aggregate pit located on the north corner of Glendon Drive (County Road 14) and Amiens Road in Komoka. Council directed the CAO to contact the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) with regards to this matter. Note this was a discussion only – no decisions were made on this issue. 

Further information on the specific planning matters discussed at the meeting is available under Public Notices.

In brief

Additionally, Council:

  • Appointed Councillor Hugh Aerts to serve as the Middlesex Centre representative on the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA) Board of Directors for the remainder of the 2018-2022 term.
  • Received an update on the Delaware Hydro Reserve Fund. Revenue from the fund (interest) is primarily used to support two annual community-led events in Delaware, Christmas lights and flower baskets, both completed by the Delaware Lioness organization.
  • Received an update on a fire safety grant application to the Office of the Fire Marshal.
  • Approved the purchase of a new vehicle for snow removal/clearing.
  • Approved the purchase of land at 79 Glendon Dr. for potential long-term use as open space.
  • Directed staff to look at and report back on lands currently zoned UR-1 in the Southwinds subdivision with regards to interior yard set-backs and maximum lot coverage provisions.

Next Council Meeting

The next Middlesex Centre Council Meeting is on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:30 am. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held virtually.

For More Information

For more details on any of these items, see the full meeting agenda or contact the Municipal Clerk.

You can view the full meeting on YouTube.