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Weather forecast for Monday, February 11, 2019

Today – Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries this morning with risk of freezing drizzle. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40. High plus 1. Wind chill minus 11 in the morning. UV index 3 or moderate.

Tonight – Cloudy. Snow beginning late this evening then changing to ice pellets then changing to freezing rain before morning. Snow and ice pellet amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50. Low minus 3. Wind chill near minus 10.

Special weather statement

Environment Canada says several hours of freezing rain is expected Tuesday morning.

Precipitation will begin as snow this evening. Snow will change briefly to ice pellets, with 2 to 4 cm accumulation, before changing to freezing rain overnight. Freezing rain will continue for several hours before changing to rain later Tuesday morning. Travel is likely to be affected.

This freezing rain is associated with a Colorado low that will cross Southern Ontario Tuesday and Wednesday.

Freezing rain warnings may be required as this event draws closer.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Senior Star Search qualifiers

If you are 50 years or older and love to sing – you could win some cash.

The Canadian Belgian Dutch Club (CBD) is holding their Sr. Star Search contest, which started this past Friday, February 8, with the first preliminary round.

The second will be held Feb 15 with the finals and winners crowned on Feb 22.

The qualifiers on Friday, (pictured above from left to right) included: Peter Sarapinickas, Lisa Michaud, Alan DeLaet, Granville Boutilier and Bill Thibeault.

Here is more details about the event:

Council meeting tonight in Chatham

Chatham-Kent Council is set to meet for a regular/planning meeting tonight night, February 11, 2019.

The meeting is set to begin at 6 p.m. at the Chatham-Kent Civic Centre in Chatham.

A link to the full agenda can be seen, here.

You can watch the meeting LIVE on YourTV Chatham’s YouTube channel, here.

Some of the items up for discussion, include:

– A tender award for Animal Control and Pound Services across C-K. Staff is recommending that Pet and Wildlife Rescue be awarded a five year contract for all of Chatham-Kent, at a cost of $4.13-million from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2024.

– Authorization of Payments to Member of Council-Owned Vendors.

– A presentation by Gary Scandlan, Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. about Water and Wastewater Development Charges and Part 12, Municipal Act 2001. This is a statutory public meeting.

– An information report on the Child Care Affordability Plan.

– An information report on Nepotism Free Hiring Practices.

– An information report on 2019 Benefit Carrier RFP Results.

– Application for Exemption from Part Lot Control, First Family Homes Inc., Lanz Boulevard & Caleb Court, Community of Blenheim.

– Application for Exemption from Part Lot Control, Jodamar Properties Ltd., Bordeaux Place, Community of Chatham.

– Dedicated Gas Tax Funds for Public Transportation Systems, April 2018 – March 2019 Program.

– Construction and Assessment By-law – Churchill Street, Devon Road and Sussex Street Curb and Gutter Local Improvement, Community of Chatham.

– 2019 Municipally Significant Events.

– Disposition of Land By-law.

– Appointment By-law.

– Three planning items as well.

– Council will also meet in closed session to discuss: “Labour relations or employee negotiations and advice that is subject to solicitor-client privileges, including communications necessary for that purpose with regard to Fire Services Negotiations. Section 239(2)(d) & (f), Municipal Act, 2001.”

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