Council Highlights September 27, 2022

Tuesday, 04 October 2022 15:32

Here are the highlights from the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley Council meeting held on Tuesday, September 27, 2022:

Annual Accessibility Update
The Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA) mandates that each municipality in the province prepare an annual accessibility plan to identify, remove and prevent barriers to provide full participation in all aspects of life for people with disabilities. The municipal accessibility plan is a tool through which the Township monitors its progress in removing or reducing barriers and outlines a strategy for the barrier mitigation for the next year. The annual accessibility update reports to Council on actions taken to remove barriers in 2022. It was noted that the reconstruction of a new hall in Ferguson’s Falls will address several accessibility issues that were identified for the old hall.

Amendments to Tariff of Fees
Council approved new fees for septic permits and inspections which the Township will be responsible for starting October 1, 2022. Other increases in fees are:

Marriage Licence -  current $100.00, new $130.00
Additional Recycling Box- current $8.00, new $10.00
Composter - current $40.00, new $45.00
Property Identification Signage -  current $70.00, new $100.00
Road Closure Deposit (survey included)- current $4,000, new $6,000

Upcoming Meetings
• Council Meeting: October 11, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
• Committee of the Whole: October 11, 2022 following the Council meeting
• Municipal Elections for School Trustees for the English Public and English Separate
school boards on October 24, 2022 – Don’t forget to vote. All other offices have
been acclaimed.