Highlights of the September 21st, 2021 Council Meeting

 Council received a delegation from Justin Allen, CEO of Ottawa River Power Corporation. His PowerPoint to Council highlighted overall customer satisfaction, lower comparable rates to other providers and excellent system reliability.

 Council received a delegation from Christine Row, Chief Librarian/CEO and Cathy Peacock Library Board Chair. They presented the 2020 annual report to Council, showing how the library had adjusted to the pandemic and continued to provide quality programs and services to the residents throughout the Municipality.

 The following announcements were made; 

  • Thursday, September 30th at 9:00 am, Ceremony dedicated to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at the Lanark County Administration Building.
  • Thursday, September 30th 7:00 – 8:30pm, Community candlelight vigil at Almonte Old Town Hall for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  Mississippi Mills All My Relations are facilitating the vigil.  People are welcome to come and go.  Sharing and readings at 7:30pm.  Additional information will be posted online.
  • Saturday, October 16thThe 2nd Annual Warden's Slow Roll in support of the United Way from Almonte to Pakenham. More details to follow. 

 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:

  • Drinking Water Quality Management System Endorsement Final Acceptance and release of securities for Riverfront Phase 4 2020-2023 Council Priorities Update
  • Creative Housing options for potential development on surplus municipal lands Construction Financing for Phase 3 of Business Park
  • Calls to Action from Truth and Reconciliation Commission
    •  Waive the administrative fee for commissioning documents for residential school survivors and their families to reclaim their names changed by the residential school system
    • Inclusion of an Indigenous Bicentennial Working Group as a working subcommittee to the Mississippi Mills Bicentennial Planning Committee.

Notice of Motion by Mayor Lowry: proposed grant program for the construction of additional units to encourage affordable housing.

The municipal office at 3131 Old Perth Road is open to the public for payments and for 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:

 -       Virtual Special meeting of Committee of the Whole – September 28, 2021 at 6 p.m.

-       Virtual Regular meeting of Council and Committee of the Whole – October 5, 2021 at 6 p.m.

-       Virtual Regular meeting of Council and Committee of the Whole – October 19, 2021 at 6 p.m.

-       Virtual Regular meeting of Council and Committee of the Whole – November 2, 2021 at 6 p.m