Council Highlights May 1st, 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:
Council received a report from the Director of Public Works with a list of requests from the Lucknow Kinsmen for the Dungannon Super Pull & Demo Derby and Music in the Fields. Council approved the motions for consideration that Township staff provided.
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.
By-law Enforcement Services Pilot Summer Program
Council approved a staff report proposing a By-Law enforcement services pilot program to run over the summer of 2023. This pilot program would see flexible by-law enforcement hours for increased visibility and public education, patrolling the lakeshore on weekends at random.
For maximum enforcement effectiveness, the schedule of these additional dates will not be provided publicly in advance. A follow-up report on the pilot program will be provided to Council in the fall.
At any time after office hours, the public has the following options to report an issue to by-law:
- Call the By-Law enforcement pager (519-395-3844) – if the message includes time-sensitive information, the caller will be contacted as soon as possible for more information. All other calls will be addressed during office hours, if this is not a scheduled weekend/afterhours shift of the officer or relief officer.
- Urgent calls can use the By-law enforcement after-hours emergency number (1-866-299-5199) – a shared service with the Public Works department, where a live person answers the call and provides direction to the caller.
- Emergencies should be directed to the Ontario Provincial Police, Fire or other Emergency services.
- Report a problem on-line using Click Fix
Huron-Kinloss Asphalt Paving
Council accepted the quotation from Lavis Contracting Co. Ltd. for hot mix asphalt paving projects this summer. The 2023 asphalt paving program will include the following:
- Con. 10 between Sideroad 20 and Bruce Road 7 - pulverization of the existing pavement and hot mix asphalt paving (2 km)
- Lake Range Dr. between Ashfield-Huron Towneline and 200m north – milling of the existing asphalt surface and paving surface hot mix asphalt
- Finlay St. between Huron St. and William St. N – paving the top lift of hot mix asphalt
Electricity Procurement with Local Authority Services (LAS)
The Township of Huron-Kinloss participates in an electricity procurement program provided by Local Authority Services (LAS), a division of Association of Municipalities of Ontario AMO. Overall, the LAS program provides greater budgeting predictability, professional management, and since inception, collective member savings of more than $22 million. The Township of Huron-Kinloss saved $11, 211 in 2022 by participating in the LAS procurement program and saved $51, 137 in the last five years.
In 2022, the electricity program provided protection to participants that resulted in an average savings of approximately 4%. View Huron-Kinloss’s LAS Electricity Commodity Cost Review for 2022 here.
The next Township of Huron-Kinloss Council Planning and Court of Revision meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on May 8th, 2023. This meeting will be held in Council Chambers at the Municipal Office, 21 Queen Street in Ripley.
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