This week features the first, and likely the shortest, meeting for the 2018-2022 Middlesex Centre Council. Here is the full agenda which, as you can see, should be very short. The Councillors-Elect have already been provided an opportunity to say which boards and committees they would like to sit on, and you can see that we did very well recruiting citizens for the various boards as well! This first meeting serves only to: Swear in the new Council members Appoint Council members and residents to the various boards and committees To appoint the Committee of Adjustment (all of Council) and
The last Middlesex Centre Council meeting for the 2014-2018 Council was fairly straightforward! A little discussion here and there, but nothing major to report. Let’s get down to recapping what happened on Wednesday. Two items were added on Wednesday to the agenda. Delegations, Presentations, and Petitions Kevin Moniz presented the Martin Road Development Drain report. It was a fairly short presentation, and a few clarifying questions were asked. Ultimately it was received and the next step will occur soon. We presented Sifton with their Green Builder recognition. Consent Agenda All items were received for information. I’m looking forward to more
Hello! Here is your preview for the final Council meeting of the 2014-2018 term. On December 5 the inaugural 2018-2022 Middlesex Centre Council meeting will be held, where the new Council will be sworn in and we will deal with some timely matters like appointing new committee and board members. You can find the full agenda here. There is no closed session this week. I’m not aware of any last minute additions to the agenda at this time. I don’t see any errors in the minutes from the last meeting as it pertains to items I moved or voted on.
Did you miss the preview for Nov 14’s Council meeting? You can read it here. Consent Agenda As expected, the discrepancies between the expected percentage for the month of October versus what we’re seeing is mostly down to timing, or unexpected reductions/increases in various departments. Like I said previously, it’s all balancing itself out and there is nothing to be concerned about at this time. Council approved allowing the Komoka Railway Museum change the purpose of their grant to repairing the vandalism recently experienced. I already wrote a little bit about my optimism over BMA Consulting’s most recent review of
If you missed the last Council meeting preview, you can find it here. As for the tardiness of this update, this can be attributed to the fact that I spent most of this past week in Montreal on business. Recap As predicted, the closed meeting was rather short. Less than a few minutes. Brian Lima, our outgoing Director of Public Works & Engineering, spoke at length about the Winter Operations Plan and what it meant. He did his best to dispel rumours about minimum service levels, the municipality’s adherence to them, and whether other roads can be prioritized. I understand,
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
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