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Council Highlights - April 26, 2021

Posted on Wednesday April 28, 2021

Youth Council Coalition of Canada (YCC)
Council heard a delegation from Kelsey Santarossa, Founder and President the Youth Council Coalition of Canada (YCC) organization. The YCC is the first and only organization in Canada to support youth councils, youth advisory committees and the organizations/staff that host them. Council passed a resolution asking staff to include the creation of a youth council in the 2022 budget deliberations.

Tillsonburg Police Services Board Re: Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment boards
Council asked that staff provide a report regarding the Police Service Board amalgamation in May.

CS 21-18 Alternative Voting Methods for the 2022 Municipal Election
Council endorsed the internet/telephone voting method for the 2022 Municipal Election. A by-law will be introduced at future meeting to confirm internet/telephone voting.

EDM 21-15 RFT 2021-003 VanNorman Innovation Park Servicing
Council awarded RFP 2021-003 to Froese Excavating Ltd of Norfolk County, ON at a cost of $1,792,374 (not including net HST), the lowest bid received satisfying all Tender requirements.

OPD 21-17 Bidwell Ridout Intersection Improvements
Council directed staff to implement option 2 as presented in the report. A by-law to amend the Traffic By-Law will be brought forward at a future meeting.

Items of Public Interest
The Town is currently seeking volunteers to assist with the COVID vaccine clinic that opens on April 27 in the Lions Auditorium of the Tillsonburg Community Centre. To volunteer visit tillsonburg.ca to complete a volunteer form or call the Town at 519-688-3009 ext. 4041. The Town will contact individuals to confirm their involvement.
Mayor Molnar thanked Courtland Landscape and Grounds for donating 20 new native trees in celebration of the business's 20th anniversary. The trees were planted in Memorial Park on Earth Day 2021.
Upcoming Council meetings include:
• Monday, May 3, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. for the purpose of dealing with the community strategic plan.
• Monday, May 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. regular meeting.