Chatham-Kent Council met for a regular meeting on Monday night, April 29, 2019.

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

Here is a recap of the meeting:

– Swimmers Genevieve Sasseville and Madison Broad, who is from Wallaceburg, were recognized for competing at the Canadian Swimming Trials and earning a spot on the Canadian National Swim Team.

– Council received a report on holding Council meetings in all ward. Council also approved a motion to hold a Council meeting in Tilbury in October as part of a test project. Watch for a full story on this on the Sydenham Current.

– James Whittaker, Manager, Regional Construction, Southwest Region Operations, Enbridge Gas Inc. provided a deputation about the 2020 Windsor Pipeline Replacement Project. Council also approved a motion to prepare a letter of support which will be included as part of an OEB application.

– Council received an information report on the 2018 International Plowing Match Post Event Summary. A motion was also approved to bring the Ontario Plowing Match final report back to Council once received.

– Wallaceburg Counc. Aaron Hall entered a notice of motion about Construction Site Security.

– Chatham Coun. Marjorie Crew entered a notice of motion about the theft of copper and other metals.

– East Kent Coun. Steve Pinsonneault entered a notice of motion to look the costing of a tar and chip road on McKinlay Road.

– Tender award contracts were approved for the Supply of Materials and Services for Pavement Markings, the Hot Mix Resurfacing Program and Churchill, Devon and Sussex Watermain and Road Improvements.

– Council received a presentation by by Douglas S. Berk and Associates about the 2018 Investment Report.

– A report on the 2019 Tax Policy was approved.

– A report on Tax Sale Write-Offs was approved.

– Recommendation for a Land Lease at 4388 Talbot Trail in Port Alma was approved.

– Council approved a recommendation to provide the Retrofest/40th Anniversary for RM Classic Cars event $84,485.50 from strategic reserves.

– Chris Case, Operations Chief, provided a presentation to Council on the Community Fire Safety Briefing.

– A purchase approval for employment and case management database was approved.

– A motion by South Kent Counc. Trevor Thompson about Affordable Housing Projects was withdrawn.

– A motion by Wallaceburg Counc. Carmen McGregor about Public Health Services was approved.

– Recommendations from a report on the 2019 Outdoor Pool Lifecycle Projects was approved.

– An amendment to the User Fee By-law relating to Salesperson – Door-to-Door Fibre Sales was approved by Council.

– A motion by North Kent Counc. Jamie McGrail about Council Member Appointments and a Policy Amendment was approved.