Highlights of the May 18, 2021 Council Meeting

Council received a delegation by John Miotla to relocate the Inferno Jr Hockey Club to Almonte. The team is currently based out of Carp and is exploring the opportunity to relocate to Almonte. If the Jr. C team moves, home games will be Saturdays at 7 p.m.

Council appointed two (2) members of Council to the Community Safety Fire and Emergency Plan Steering Committee (CSFEP). The CSFEP will assess key components of service delivery for Emergency Management and Fire Protection Services in the Municipality of Mississippi Mills. The project is expected to start later in the month.

 Council awarded the contract for the Supply and Delivery of Bulk Coarse Highway Salt, co-tendered with Lanark County, to Cargill Salt, Road Safety, a Division of Cargill Limited in the amount of $196,410.00 plus H.S.T.

Council awarded the Exterior Block Wall Repair work at The Stewart Community Centre to MB Ford Construction Limited in the amount of $102,680.00 plus H.S.T. The Stewart Community Centre was built in 1974 and since its original construction, an addition was constructed in 2003 and subsequent renovations undertaken in 2013.

Council supported inclusion awareness and the two-spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (2SLGBTQ+) communities in Mississippi Mills by declaring June is PRIDE Month. In addition, Council will be working with PRIDE Mississippi Mills to identify suitable locations for the installation of at least one Progress Flag crosswalk, display the PRIDE banner at the Almonte Old Town Hall during the month of June, and for Council and Senior Staff to participate in inclusive awareness sessions facilitated by PRIDE Mississippi Mills.

Council approved the request to support and produce a letter of endorsement for a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community designation in Mississippi Mills. In 2016, Mississippi Mills was the first small rural community to be awarded Bronze designation in Ontario. Any volunteers who would like to get involved can contact the Mississippi Mills Bike Movement by email at info@mmbm.ca.  

Council passed a new by-law appointing Lorne Franklin as the Drainage Superintendent for the Municipality of Mississippi Mills. Council authorized the Mayor and Clerk to enter into a Standing Offer Agreement for Engineering Services Related to Municipal Drainage & Drainage Superintendent pursuant to the Ontario Drainage Act with Robinson Consultants Inc.

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:

  • Award of Tender PW-21-05 for Surface Treatment Program
  • Accessibility Compliance and Policy Updates
  • Committee Restructuring
  • Process for Sale of Business Park Lots

A reminder that the municipal offices and facilities remain closed to the public until further notice. Staff 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 be dropped off in our secure drop box/safe at the back of the municipal office located at 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Special Committee of the Whole Meeting- May 27, 2021 at 6 p.m.
  • Regular meeting of Council and Committee of the Whole - June 1, 2021 at 6 p.m.
  • Regular meeting of Council and Committee of the Whole – June 15, 2021 at 6 p.m.