Chatham-Kent Council met for a regular/planning meeting on Monday night, January 21, 2019.

All of the reports discussed can be found on the agenda, here.

Here is a recap of the meeting:

– Council approved a motion by West Kent Counc. Mark Authier to have staff investigate putting security cameras in Municipal Parks, including Glen Mickle in Wallaceburg. Watch for more on this story.

– Council approved a committee recommendation regarding Council and the Mayor’s compensation. Watch for more on this story in the Sydenham Current.

– Council approved the 2019 Capital Budget.

– A motion by Chatham Counc. Karen Kirkwood-Whyte to have staff investigate the possibility of creating a Community Partnership Fund Review Committee was approved.

– A report on the Chatham Hope Non Profit Housing Inc. – Replacement Unit for 98 McGuigan Ave., Chatham (Sold) was approved.

– Council approved a list of committee recommendations about bridges and culverts.

– Council heard an update on the Adapting to the Future Storm and Ice Regime in the Great Lakes – Chatham-Kent Lake Erie Shoreline Study by Peter Zuzek of Zuzek Inc.

– John Norton, General Manager, Community Development, provided a presentation on the Continuous Improvement and ‘Red Tape’ Reduction Project. Council provided an endorsement of the project.

– Multiple information reports were approved by Council, including: Chatham-Kent Renovates Pilot Program, Ontario Human Rights Commission Publication: ‘In the Zone: Housing, Human Rights and Municipal Planning’, Physician Recruitment and Retention, Chatham-Kent Summer Day Camp and Playground Programs, Comprehensive Official Plan Review and 5-Year Official Plan Update, Chatham-Kent Arena Usage Update and Increase Supply and Placement of Gravel.

– A committee report from the Drainage Board, including recommendations from its meeting held on January 15, 2019 was approved.

– The appointment of Lindsay Boyd to the Entegrus Inc. Board was approved.

– Council approved recommendations from a report about the Municipal Capital Facilities By-law for Affordable Housing Project at 45 Michener Road, Chatham

– Council also approved two planning items.

– A cheque presentation was made by Greenfield Global to the Municipality of Chatham-Kent for the Round the River Trail