Highlights of the August 13, 2019 Council Meeting of the municipality of Mississippi Mills
Submitted by the Municipality of Mississippi Mills
This week’s was the first Council meeting back after a much needed summer break. The evening began with a delegation from Steve Maynard, Lanark Legal Services who discussed affordable housing and the need in Mississippi Mills. Next at the podium was Tammy Kealey-Donaldson with Children’s Services of Lanark County with a thorough presentation on the demands for Child Care within the County.
Council accepted the resignation of the Clerk, Shawna Stone, with regret last night. Shawna has been with the Municipality for 7 years in the role of Clerk and Acting CAO. Good luck with your future endeavors Shawna!
The residents of Golden Line Road have submitted a petition requesting a speed limit reduction from March Road to Hamilton Side Road from 80 km/hr to 60 km/hr due to safety concerns for the many residents with families, pets, farm animals and farm equipment that frequent the road. Staff has been directed to report back to Council on this matter.
A motion by the Public Work Advisory Committee regarding Paterson St. was passed by Council. The motion requests Council to consider the following items: to explore the option of having a Community Safety Zone on Paterson Street in Almonte between Ottawa Street and Robert Hill Street; relocating the current cross walk on Paterson Street to north of Holy Name of Mary school and south of Morton Street; having staff meet with the schools to review traffic management plans for entrances to Paterson Street; reinstating a crossing guard on Ottawa Street at Paterson and Menzie Streets. Staff will be providing a report to Council on these items.
Due to an increase in vandalism at Gemmill Park, Council has approved the Video Surveillance Policy that addresses the use and management of Video Surveillance Equipment at municipal facilities. The policy incorporates best practices from the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and includes signage requirements for public awareness.
Almonte might be seeing an increase in telecommunications coverage with a proposal for a new Rogers tower in the town of Almonte. Rogers Communication has requested an install of a 45m tall radio communications tower at 195 Water Street which will need to meet a few conditions, including a Development Agreement, wooden fencing consistent with the heritage aesthetics, and a Use of Municipal Road agreement before being approved.
Upcoming Council Meetings
- Regular Council Meeting – August 27, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. (Council Chambers)
- Regular Council Meeting – September 3, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. (Council Chambers)
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