Well, coming off a huge win on Monday night, I’m back at it with your Middlesex Centre Council previews! I’m sorry this is later than intended or promised, but I hope you’ll forgive me this time given how busy the last few days of the campaign were. Now, on to tonight’s Council meeting which has a special start time of 6:45pm thanks to a light non-Committee of Adjustment or public meeting agenda. We have a brief closed meeting item to deal with. I can’t say any more at this time, but I don’t believe this one will be long. Once
If you were unable to attend the candidate meet & greet and the questions and answers that came after this past Sunday, don’t fret! Sean Hunt, a fantastic candidate for TVDSB School Board Trustee, recorded the Q & A section and posted it to his YouTube channel! I can’t wait until we start live streaming Council meetings in 2019! It will make Council far more accessible and transparent when anyone can peer in live, or after the fact, to see what was said and how it was said.
If you missed the preview for this Council meeting, click here! As stated previously, the agenda for this meeting was rather light, but I’ll go through the highlights here. We received the report on the Compliance Audit Committee and their role in the municipal election. We also approved the by-law later in the evening to appoint the committee. The Community Services survey was well done. It was designed by a London-based firm called Academica and the results highlighted where Community Services should focus its efforts in order to ensure the needs of our community are being met best. With so
Hi there! We have great weather outside, and a fairly light agenda coming for this week’s Middlesex Centre Council meeting. You can find the full agenda here. There aren’t many items to note this week, which I guess is to be expected just a few weeks before the end of the voting period for this year’s municipal election. The Clerk has filed a report on the compliance audit committee, and the committee’s role and responsibilities. Council members cannot be on this committee. We have the results of this year’s Community Services engagement survey. There were 283 respondents, with 41% of
Hello! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Let’s take a look back at what transpired during Middlesex Centre’s Council meeting for September 26, 2018. If you missed it, here is the preview I wrote. The closed session previously mentioned occurred, and lasted until just a little past 6pm. The purchase of eScribe meeting agenda software was approved. As mentioned, there is a live streaming option available. I did some research and found nice implementations of eScribe’s agenda management and live streaming platform across Ontario, including the City of Hamilton which appears to be using eScribe’s live streaming platform. We could
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.