Council has approved a revised work plan to proceed with the completion of the Official Plan Amendment (OPA) 22 which is based on an Almonte Ward Settlement Area Boundary Review. Marc Rivet, Planning consultant with JLRichards, explained to the Committee of the Whole on November 17th how the comprehensive review is used to identify sufficient lands for the 20 year growth of the Almonte Ward and to determine if additional lands can be justified for inclusion into the urban boundary. Public consultation on the OPA will begin December 15th and continue into the new year. Rural Areas will be reviewed on the next OPA update once OPA 22 is completed.


The 2020 Interim Financial Report 9 on COVID 19 report was accepted as information on Tuesday night’s meeting. The report provides information to Council with regards to the COVID 19 implications and highlights any financial concerns as a result of previous closures and restricted activities that are ongoing.


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:

  • Emergency Management By-law
  • Opportunities under the Local Improvement Act
  • Joint Cost Sharing Recreation Committee Appointment – Councillor Guerard
  • Amendment to the Recruitment, Selection and Hiring Policy
  • Vacation Usage Amendment to Employee Benefits Bylaw
  • Mississippi Mills Youth Centre Lease Renewal
  • Joint Cost Sharing Recreation Agreement with Beckwith and Carleton Place Status


Upcoming Meetings:

  • Regular Meeting – December 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (Council Chambers)
  • Regular Meeting – January 12, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (Council Chambers)
  • Holiday Office Closures – December 24th @ noon to January 4th @ 8:30 am