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Council Highlights - July 12, 2021

Posted on Wednesday July 14, 2021

Information Items

  • The Community Transportation (CT) Grant Program Extension has been extended for two years, which will fund the Town’s inter-community transit system until 2025.
  • The Town has received funding from the Municipal Modernization Phase 2 Funding program.

EDM 21-21 Offer to Purchase - Ravine Lands West of Borden Crescent
Council passed By-Law 2021-075, to authorize an agreement of purchase and sale with Tillsonburg Developments Inc in Trust for 2407774 Ontario Limited for the property described Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4, Plan 41R-8799.

2022 Council Budget Meetings
The following dates have been scheduled for Council Budget Meetings to deal with the 2022 budget deliberations:

  • Monday, November 29, 2021 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 6, 2021 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 17, 2022 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

OPD 21-27 Sign By-Law Amendment - COVID-19
Council passed By-Laws 2021-078 to amend By-Law 3798 (Sign By-Law) in order to lift the restrictions on banner signs until May 31, 2022 to allow businesses the opportunity to aggressively market during covid recovery. Council also passed By-Law 2021-079 to amend By-Law 2021-004 (Rates and Fees) to delete the permit fee for mobile signs.

Notice of Motions
Council directed staff to prepare a report regarding the development of a Traditional Territory Acknowledgment Statement for the Town of Tillsonburg. The goal of this Statement would be to encourage the acknowledgement of the First Peoples on whose traditional territories we live and work and show recognition and respect for indigenous people.

Items of Public Interest
Deputy Mayor Beres shared information regarding the new lawn poppy campaign operated by the Tillsonburg Lions Club in partnership with the Legion. The lawn poppy's can be purchased online at the Tillsonburg Lions Club's website (https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/tillsonburg/).
Staff noted that the Lake Lisgar Waterpark slide is awaiting inspection after which it will be ready for operation. Recreation, Culture and Parks Department is working on plans for Stage 3. The Tillsonburg Community Centre is expected to open Monday, July 19. Fitness programs will remain outdoors.
Upcoming Council meetings include:

  • Monday, August 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. regular meeting