Highlights of the April 16, 2019 Council Meeting

Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
Cardboard Race Team

The evening began with Council accepting the resignation of Terry Lumsden from the Heritage Advisory Committee and appointing two (2) new members to the committee, as well as six (6) new members appointed to the Finance and Policy Advisory Committee. For a list of committee members please visit our website.

The Almonte District High School Cardboard Boat Racing Team, along with their coach Andy Carruthers, were in attendance last night to receive certificates from the Mayor congratulating them on their success as a first year team finishing 3rd overall at the Ottawa race event, 1st for Upper Canada District School Board, and 12th out of 28 teams at Provincials. Cardboard Boat Racing involves teams of four that are provided with cardboard and duct tape to build a 4’ x 8’ seaworthy structure in just two hours. This event involves problem solving, teamwork, design, and creative thinking skills, which this team obviously has. Congratulations on a great first year!

The 2019 Municipal and Water and Sewer Budgets have been passed with three items being referred to advisory committees for further review. These items include the Pakenham bumpouts, Paterson crosswalk, and waste diversion options. 

The Howie Road Recycling Depot at 1470 Howie Road, Ottawa will now have new seasonal hours. The depot will be open from May 1st to October 31st on an annual basis starting this fall. For residents requiring a recycle depot for their winter items the Pakenham Depot at 580 Barr Side Road will be open year round on Saturdays from 8am to 12pm noon. For information and acceptable waste items, please visit our website.

The Municipality will be participating in the 2019 Pollinator Plant Pilot Project coordinated by the County of Lanark for the planting and regeneration of pollinator-friendly plants on a one kilometer test area where wild parsnip will be removed. This pilot project will provide the Municipality with valuable data with respect to the viability of regenerating pollinator-friendly habitat within our road allowances.

In support of the Green Light Campaign for Children’s Mental Health Week, May 6th – 11th, 2019, Almonte Old Town Hall will be illuminated green. Council has also proclaimed May as Museum Month in support of the museums, galleries and heritage sites. We encourage residents and tourists alike to visit our local museums. 

Upcoming Council Meetings

  • Special Council Meeting (Asset Management) – April 30, 2019 – 3:00 p.m. (Council Chambers)
  • Regular Council Meeting – May 7, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. (Council Chambers)
  • Regular Council Meeting – May 21, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. (Council Chambers)