This week’s Council meeting has a whole lot of items affecting Ward 4. Let’s dive in and see what decisions need to be made on September 26, 2018. We’ll get started at 5:30pm and head into a closed session right away. If all goes well, we will be ready to start normal Council at 6pm! The consent agenda has a number of items on it, including: The August building permit report, where we have seen a slow down from 2017 but still good growth happening with at least 50 new single detached homes built this year, and 40 condos. A
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The September 12, 2018 Middlesex Centre Council meeting allowed us to keep moving some important things forward, as you will see below. Lots of small, incremental changes eventually lead to big changes that we don’t always feel, but suddenly seem obvious when you compare certain periods of time. I hope that we will notice a big change 5 – 10 years from now on some of these topics. We did start off with a longer-than-anticipated closed meeting. We finally came out of closed around 6:15pm to start the normal Council meeting. Thanks to all those who waited so patiently! Court
Hi there! I hope you read my post from earlier today about the changes we can look forward to seeing over the next 20 years. Here is a preview of the issues we will be discussing and voting on during this Wednesday’s Council meeting. We have a closed session at 5:30pm The normal Council meeting will start at 6pm We will hold Court of Revision to hear any concerns about the Watson Municipal Drain Extension proposed to be completed I am on this Court of Revision Middlesex Centre has won the EA Danby Award! This award is presented each year
Much has been made of the Glendon Drive Environmental Assessment, which lasted over two years, and for good reason! It is a major thoroughfare through our community, handling thousands of vehicles every day. It has old, oddly-oriented connections to it that make safety a problem, even when drivers are following the rules of the road, like Five Corners (Jefferies/Vanneck/Coldstream/Glendon), Kilworth Park Drive, and Old River Road. More connections will be coming soon like an extended Crestview Drive winding through Edgewater Estates and Kilworth Heights West, and a new road to be built to the north which I will illustrate below.
Since I took office in November 2016, the issue people want to speak with me about the most has been our water and wastewater rates. They want to know why they are so high, and what can be done to reduce them. After many discussions about this issue, I can boil down the current situation of high rates to a few causes: The previous generation of senior leadership (prior Director of Public Works, the old Treasurer, the old CAO) didn’t plan for the future. There wasn’t any money being set aside to repair or replace aging infrastructure, and we are