Council Meeting Highlights - October 13, 2021

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Mayor DeViet opened the meeting by recognizing the efforts of Middlesex Centre Fire Services in raising a record $26,130 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. These funds were collected from generous donations to the firefighter “boot toll” a few weeks ago. Funds will go to research and to the equipment required by those who have this disorder.

Council also watched a short video celebrating long-serving municipal staff. Sixty-seven staff, including 42 members of the Middlesex Centre Fire Services, were recognized for having between 5 and 45 years of service.

During the meeting, Council:

  • Sitting as the Court of Revision, approved the Schedule of Assessment for the Vande Borne Drain.
  • Received an update on staff-initiated projects undertaken in 2021 as part of the municipal Continuous Improvement Program.
  • Received budget updates, including an analysis of COVID-19 financial impacts for the third quarter of 2021.
  • Received the 2022 billing statement from the OPP for policing services in Middlesex Centre for the coming year. The total cost for 2022 is just over $2.3 million. This will be considered as part of the 2022 Municipal Budget.
  • Approved the 2022 council meeting schedule.
  • Received an information report regarding the decision from the Ontario Land Tribunal regarding a severance and zoning by-law amendment.
  • Adopted a policy requiring a) contractors or consultants who represent or perform work for the municipality; b) appointed committee members who form part of advisory committees; and, c) Members of Council to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of medical exemption and undergo regular COVID testing. A similar policy was enacted for staff earlier this autumn.
  • Approved the use of $60,000 from the Delaware Hydro Reserve Fund to fund the extension of the watermain along Longwoods Road, with money from future development revenues to be reinstated to the same reserve.
  • Asked staff to provide more information regarding options for the Kilworth wastewater treatment facility demolition.
  • Approved a new Gravel Road Conversion Policy to provide Council, staff and residents with a consistent process for identifying those gravel roads that should be considered for upgrades to a “tar and chip” road surface.
  • Received an update from Councillor Heffernan on the successful Ilderton Fall Fair held October 1 – 3, 2021, and expressed their appreciation to all the volunteers that made it happen.

Next Council Meeting

The next Middlesex Centre Council Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 6:00pm. Meeting times are subject to change, so please confirm with the meeting agenda when posted.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the public wishing to speak at the meeting will be asked to join 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.