Council Highlights June 28, 2022

Thursday, 30 June 2022 14:16

Here are the highlights from the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley Council meeting held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

Emergency Response Plan
Council approved a new Emergency Response Plan. The new plan was converted to the Provincial Incident Management System (IMS) that provides standardized organizational structures, functions, processes and terminology for use at all levels of emergency response in Ontario. IMS addresses the need for coordinated responses to all types of incidents. IMS is an internationally recommended practice that has been adopted by the province. It guides how personnel, facilities, equipment, procedures, and communications may be coordinated during an incident.

Employment Bylaw Changes
The Employment By-law was amended to update statutory holidays, vacation entitlements, clothing allowances and other housekeeping changes to update the Bylaw with current legislation.

Building Inspector Appointment
Rick Patterson was appointed as a Building Inspector and Property Standards Officer.

Ferguson’s Falls Community Hall Rezoning
The Township recently purchased an abutting property to the community hall. A rezoning bylaw was passed to harmonize the zoning on both lots to institutional use.

Noxious Weed Spraying
Council authorized staff to spray noxious weeds in municipal roads allowance upon receiving an order from the Lanark County Weed Inspector.

Upcoming Meetings
• Council will break for the month of July and resume on August 9.