Council Highlights March 6th, 2023
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:
Kinloss Landfill Expansion Report
With the anticipated closure of the Huron Landfill in 2029, Staff are in the process of evaluating options for waste disposal in the Township. Dillon Consulting Limited presented an Options Evaluation with 5 potential options for the expansion of the Kinloss Landfill:
- Developing the Landfill without expansion;
- Constructing a public drop off depot site;
- Constructing a compost facility;
- Constructing a transfer station;
- Expanding the Kinloss Landfill.
Please read the Kinloss Landfill Expansion report for details and conclusions.
Community Well-Being Grant Program Returning for 2023 and 2024
The Township of Huron-Kinloss will receive the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) Community Well-Being Funding for 2023 and 2024, allowing the Township to revive the successful Community Well-Being grant program.
This program will provide funding for projects and services that will have a positive impact on the community, ran by local organizations within the Township. The funds will be distributed through an open, fair, and accountable process that ensures the best benefit to the community. Please see the Community Well-Being Program Guidelines for criteria and eligibility. A By-Law to approve the program guidelines will be brought forward at the March 20th, 2023, Council meeting.
Lucknow Kinsmen Special Event Requests for 2023
A Staff report provided an overview of the specific special event request, and how Staff are planning to address concerns raised by Council and the Public during consideration of the Official Plan and Zoning Amendments.
The Kinsmen will be required to provide an Emergency Response plan which will include a Waste Collection Plan, Site Plan, Structural Plan, Fire Safety Plan, Emergency Plan, Security Plan, Traffic Management Plan, and Community Impact/Communication Plan as part of the permitting process.
Special events in our area provide an opportunity for both locals and visitors alike to participate positively in our community and contribute to our local economy, supporting our businesses. The Township’s special event permit requirements ensure community safety and well-being.
Mid-Morning Break with the Mayor
The Mayor discussed a proposal to have a "Mid Morning Break with the Mayor” as a community engagement initiative. These gatherings are expected to take place 4 times per year in different locations across the Township. These are an opportunity for residents to meet with the Mayor, with refreshments provided. While Staff will be on hand, this initiative is for gathering feedback from the community and no decisions will be made during these discussions.
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ADOPT BUDGET
The Council of the Township of Huron-Kinloss intends to
adopt the estimates for 2023 at the regularly scheduled meeting
Monday, March 20, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
The next Township of Huron-Kinloss Council meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on March 20th, 2023. This meeting will be held in Council Chambers at the Municipal Office, 21 Queen Street in Ripley.
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