Here are the highlights from the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley Council meeting held on Tuesday, October 11, 2022:
Mississippi Valley Conservation Resolution of Support for Services & Programs
Council passed a resolution to indicate its support for the continued delivery of Category 2 and 3 programs by Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) subject to the City of Ottawa’s continued support.
Conservation Authorities have 3 categories of programs and services:
Category 1: Mandatory programs and services in accordance with Conservation Authorities Act. These programs and services are allocated through a levy or a benefit-based apportionment method to municipalities within the watershed.
Category 2: Municipal programs and services provided on behalf of municipalities under a memorandum of understanding or agreement such as septic approvals/ inspections or planning reviews. These services or programs are cost recovered through user fees, grants and a special levy allocated to the participating municipalities.
Category 3: Programs and services that are advisable to provide that further the purposes of the Act such as stewardship and education programs. These services or programs are cost recovered through user fees, grants and a special levy allocated to the participating municipalities.
The following by-laws were passed by Council: Private Road Name Signs Policy By-law provides for cost of road name signs on private roads to be covered by the Township.
Zoning Amendment By-laws for
• 198 Kerr Road to recognize a reduced lot size
• 939 Drummond Concession 1 to permit a garden suite
• 3787 County Road 43 to recognize groundwater issues
• Council Meeting: October 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
• Committee of the Whole: October 18, 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.