(Living Chatham-Kent, Facebook)

Chatham-Kent Council met for a regular/planning meeting on Monday night, May 13, 2019.

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

Here is a recap of the meeting:

– Council deferred a report on the possible Relocation of Council Chambers to the First Floor of the Civic Centre back to staff.

– A motion by Wallaceburg Councillor Aaron Hall about Construction Site Security was approved.

– A motion by Chatham Councillor Marjorie Crew was given approval regarding the Theft of Copper and other Metals.

– A motion by East Kent Councillor Steve Pinsonneault about McKinlay Road Improvements was approved by Council.

(Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit)

– April Rietdyk, General Manager of Community Human Services, provided an update and presentation on Ontario Budget 2019 and Implications for Public Health. The Public Health Unit posted the following statement on social media following the presentation: “Tonight, our very own General Manager, April Rietdyk, presented the new public health funding structure being passed down by the Provincial government, amalgamating CK Public Health with five other heath units across Ontario. This new “health agency” would be responsible for serving nearly 1.3 million residents spanning over 14,500 square kilometres. What the future of Public Health will look like, locally, is uncertain and during this time we ask you to please join us in using the hashtag #WeAreCKPublicHealth as we move forward, steadfastly serving the residents of Chatham-Kent as we have always done. #WeAreCKPublicHealth #ckont”

– The Leaving Their Mark – Youth Art Initiative by Grade 7 & 9 students from the Lambton-Kent District School Board was recognized. Living Chatham-Kent posted the folloiwng after the meeting: “Safe. Diverse. Healthy. Caring. Fun. These are just some of the words that students involved in the experiential art project ‘Leave your Mark on CK’ used to describe their ideal Chatham-Kent. Tonight, they presented these words to Mayor Darrin Canniff and Council. Written in bright colours on white brick, their message stands out and speaks volumes about what Chatham-Kent has in store for young people in #CKont.”

– Two planning reports regarding 12758 Smoke Line in Camden and at 813 Queen Street in Chatham were approved.

– A statutory public meeting was held to discuss an amendment to Water and Wastewater Development Charge By-law 18-2019 and 19-2019 Part 12, Municipal Act 2001. The amendment wasd approved by Coucunil.

– Council received an information report on Thames River Flooding/Ice Jam.

– Committee reports from the Drainage Board, Committee of Adjustment, CK Plan 2035 Advisory Committee, Chatham-Kent Age Friendly Advisory Committee and the Tilbury BIA were approved.

– The following tender award contracts were approved: Single Source – Six Regular Cab Half-Ton Pickups, Municipal Parking Lot Improvements, the Maintenance of Traffic Control Signals and Related Devices and Cabinet and Vanity Replacement at 99 McNaughton Ave. West in Chatham.

– A Request for Proposal Award for the Combined Sewer Investigation Program in Chatham was approved.

– Council approved the staff recommendations for an Offer to Purchase – 67 Adelaide Street South, Chatham, ON

– An application for Removal of the “H” – Holding Symbol PL201900046 – 538863 Ontario Limited on Sleepy Meadow Drive in Blenheim was approved.

– A report on Tax Rates 2019 was approved.

– The 2019 Cemetery Lifecycle Projects and the 2019 Building Lifecycle Projects were approved.

– The Asset Management Contractor Rosters were approved.

– A Lease Renewal for 35 Talbot Street West in Blenheim to the Canada Post Corporation was approved.

– A report on the Chatham-Kent Accessibility Advisory Committee 2018 – 2019 Accessibility Report and Terms of Referencewas received for informartion.

– Council approved the appointment By-law report.

– Council also met in closed session to discuss the following: Security of the property of the municipality with regard to Civic Centre Renovations, proposed acquisition of land by the municipality or local board with regard to Rondeau Cottages and the Chatham-Kent Accessibility Advisory Committee 2018 – 2019 Accessibility Report and Terms of Reference.