Council & Committee of the Whole Highlights May 24, 2022

Monday, 30 May 2022 14:24

Here are the highlights from the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley Council and Committee of the Whole meeting held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

2022 Tax Rates
Council passed the 2022 Tax Rate Bylaw. The levy is $4,661,006, which is a 3% increase over the 2021 levy. The operational budget is $7,350,000 and the capital budget is $2,939,769.

Building Inspector Position
Council approved the job description and salary for the new building inspector position that will perform the septic inspections starting on October 1. The Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit notified the Township that it would no longer be doing septic inspections as of that date. Council had previously approved the creation of this new position. It is expected that the position will be funded from the septic permit fees.

Energy Consumption & Green House Gas Reporting 2020
At the Committee of the Whole meeting, Council reviewed the 2020 Energy Consumption & Green House Gas Report which shows a 20% reduction in green house emissions over the 10-year average. Some of this reduction can be attributable to the facility and municipal office closures during the pandemic in 2020 however the Township’s green house gas emissions have been steadily declining since 2011.

Upcoming Meetings
• Council Meeting: June 14, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
• Committee of the Whole: June 14, 2022 following the Council meeting