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Council Highlights June 3rd 2024

The Township of Huron-Kinloss Committee of the Whole meeting was held in Council Chambers at 21 Queen Street in Ripley at 7:00 p.m. Highlights from the meeting include:

Huron Kinloss Residents Working to Preserve Trees

A delegation addressed Council about preserving trees in the Township. They proposed creating a by-law to protect trees on private property along the lakeshore in Huron-Kinloss, an area known as the Huron Fringe. The Huron Fringe includes trees bordering Lake Huron from below Grand Bend to Port Elgin and north along the Bruce Peninsula, specifically Point Clark, Lurgan Beach, Blair’s Grove, and Bruce Beach in Huron-Kinloss. This part of the Carolinian forest has extremely high biodiversity, with hundreds of rare species. The delegation is asking for the Council’s support for their working group on this initiative.

Pine River Watershed Water Monitoring

The Pine River Water monitoring program has begun for the 2024 season. B.M. Ross and Associates perform monthly water quality testing on the Pine River. The purpose of the program is to establish and maintain a database of water quality information and to allow for tracking of water quality and to help assist the Township in making decisions on how to protect surface water, beach resources and identify opportunities for improvement. The water monitoring reports will be available monthly from March to October on Committee of the Whole agendas. View E.Coli, Phosphorus, and Nitrate results.

Point Clark Beach Association Tourism Initiative

The Point Clark Beach Association (PCBA) and the Township will be installing display cutouts of a lightkeeper and a ship at the Point Clark Lighthouse as part of a new tourism initiative. The cutouts will be 6’ tall and made of wooden materials. View the sample displays in the agreement with the Point Clark Beach Association.

Ripley-Huron Community Centre Ice Time Allocation Policy

The Director of Community Services has drafted an Ice Time Allocation policy to maximize and fairly distribute ice time. The policy aims to ensure maximum use of ice time, provide fair and consistent access, and improve communication between user groups and the Township. Staff plan to meet with current ice user groups to review the new policy together. After this review, Staff will update the policy as needed and then present it to Council for approval.

Upcoming Meetings

The next Township of Huron-Kinloss Council meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on June 17th, 2024. This meeting will be held in Council Chambers at the Municipal Office, 21 Queen Street in Ripley.

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Township of Huron-Kinloss
21 Queen Street
P.O. Box 130
Ripley ON, N0G 2R0

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