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Highlights of the August 24, 2021 Council Meeting

Council received a delegation from Brian Tackaberry regarding an update on the mandate, mission and activities at the North Lanark Regional Museum and the North Lanark Historical Society. 

Council approved Metcalfe Park as the location for two electric vehicle charging stations to be installed by Ottawa River Energy Services, an affiliate of the Ottawa River Power Corporation.

Council authorized the Mayor and Clerk to enter a one (1) year agreement with the Almonte Curling Club for the lease of the Almonte Curling Facility for the 2021-2022 curling season.

 Council authorized the commencement of the hiring process for the position of Director of Corporate Services and Treasurer. Additional information will be posted to the Mississippi Mills website shortly.

 Council received a report from staff regarding the Downtown Almonte Renewal Project business survey results, as well as programming and funding opportunities. A survey was circulated among downtown business both online and in person the week of July 23. It served as a communication tool and as a method to solicit feedback from businesses who will be impacted by the renewal project. The schedule being considered would see work starting in May 2022, continuing until late fall 2023.

Four public planning meetings were held regarding Zoning Amendments to

  • Concession 5 East Part Lot 26, Ramsay Ward;
  • Concession 1 Part Lot 24, Pakenham Ward;
  • 189 Snedden Farm Road; 
  • 440 Ramsay Concession 8.

 More information about the zoning amendments can be found on the Mississippi Mills website and comments can be sent to Tyler Duval, Planning Consultant, at until September 6, 2021.

 The following staff reports were heard by Committee of the Whole and will be brought forward to Council at an upcoming Council meeting for final approval: 

  •  Naming of new roadway in the Business Park: Frank Davis Street
  •  Downtown Core Revitalisation approval of proposed construction timelines and  pre-budgetary authorization
  • Letter of Concurrence to Rogers Communication for communications tower in Clayton

 The municipal office at 3131 Old Perth Road is open to the public for payments and by scheduled appointments only. Only one (1) person is permitted at the front desk at a time and all members of the public are required to wear a face mask while in the building. Staff will continue to check emails and voice messages regularly to continue to serve residents; please allow additional time for a response. Water samples can be dropped off at the Almonte Library branch. Payments and documents can continue to be dropped off in our secure drop box/safe at the back of the municipal office.

 Upcoming Meetings: 

  • Regular meeting of Council and Committee of the Whole – September 7, 2021 at 6 p.m.
  • Regular meeting of Council and Committee of the Whole – September 21, 2021 at 6 p.m.
  • Regular meeting of Council and Committee of the Whole – October 5, 2021 at 6 p.m.