There isn’t much to report since the agenda was so scant, but I will give you a quick overview of the evening instead!
All the new Council members arrived early to get our Council headshots taken, along with group photos with the Clerk and then with all the senior staff members.
The ceremony eventually began a little late, and we entered the Coldstream Community Centre as bagpipes played. We were all seated in the same formation Council members will take at normal Council meetings. A student from Medway High School led all those in attendance in singing O Canada, and she did a fantastic job! What a voice.
Pastor Blair Mercer, from Gateway Church in Komoka, gave a speech on leadership. Then Clerk introduced us, read the bios we had prepared, and each Council member read their declaration and signed it in front of those in attendance. Then Mayor DeViet gave a speech on the upcoming Council term.
We then got down to the business of appointing committee and board members. All this went smoothly, which means that I am Middlesex Centre’s representative at Bluewater Recycling Association (the organization that handles our garbage and recycling pickup), and I am the new Chair of the Committee of Adjustment! I look forward to following in former Councillor McMillan’s footsteps in this role!
Once we approved all of the appointments, the meeting was adjourned and everyone enjoyed some refreshments, finger foods, and desserts provided.
If you have any questions, as always, feel free to contact me.