Committee of the Whole and Council Highlights November 7th, 2022
The agenda included several items including:
Departing Council members were recognized for their service at the last meeting of the 2018-2022 Council Term.
Year of Service Awards
The annual Firefighters Services Awards Ceremony was held October 29th. A total of thirty-four Years of Service awards were handed out (covering the last three years due to COVID).
Of the thirty-four Years of Service awards handed out, four of them were for the 20-year Governor Generals Exemplary Service Medals and one included a 25-year Fire Services Medal presentation to Huron-Kinloss Fire Chief, Chris Cleave. Congratulations to our dedicated Firefighters!
Ripley-Huron Fire Department
Steve Fry - 20 Year Exemplary Service Medal
Sean Johnson – 20 Year Exemplary Service Medal
Dan Johnson – 20 Year Exemplary Service Medal
Lucknow District Fire Department
Steve McEwan - 20 Year Exemplary Service Medal
Chris Cleave – Fire Services 25 Year Medal
The other awards included 5-, 10-, and 15-years of service pins presentations.
Huron-Kinloss Post 2022 Election Statistics
A Municipal Election Statistics Report was presented regarding the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election. Please review the report for statistics and information that may be of interest, including voter participation, comparison and break-out by location.
Point Clark Lighthouse Revitalization Project Funding
Parks Canada has secured funding for the Revitalization Project for flooring, lighting, small chimney removal, fire/intrusion system, and a window in the oil shed. The funding is for $20,000.00 in addition to a $5,000.00 contingency fund. Staff has received an agreement for the funding which ends on March 21, 2023.
Women In Carpentry Complete Shed Donated to Community Services Department
Intake 2 of the Women in Carpentry Program started on November 1st, with nine participants attending this session (20 total for this round of SDF funding). Intake 1 just completed building a storage shed using their new skills that was donated to the Community Services Department. The shed will be used by the Summer Sports Committee to store baseball and soccer equipment and the pitching machine. The shed is located beside the playground, behind the pavilion at Memorial Park in Ripley.
Kempton Construction donated the resources to dig the hole for the cement pad, and Porter’s donated the concrete for the pad. Local contractor Amy Smith, owner of A Girl and Her Hammer, formed, poured, and finished the concrete pad.
The Inaugural Council Meeting is Tuesday, November 15th, 2022.
New Council Orientation will take place at the Township Office on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022.
The Council meeting schedule for Monday, November 21st, 2022 has been canceled.
The next Township of Huron-Kinloss Council meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 5th, 2022. This will be held in Council Chambers at the Municipal Office, 21 Queen Street in Ripley.
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