STRATHROY- June 21st all councillors were present at the Strathroy-Caradoc council meeting except Coun. Larry Cowan. The purpose of the public meeting portion of the night was an application for rezoning by the municipality for 22647 Adelaide Road, Mount Brydges, to allow the erection of an affordable housing apartments in Mt. Brydges.
Following the decision was the approval of minutes, followed by several communications which were lead with a resolution about the London Terrorist attack. As outlined the recommendation was made and past that, “the Municipal Council supports the call for a National Action Summit on Islamophobia to take immediate action on dismantling both violent forms of Islamophobia and systemic Islamophobia.”
Other communications items for the meeting included municipal drainage and the CNR, automatic speed enforcement, a resolution for Bill 279 relating to microplastics, a resolution for banning polystyrene foam, plus a resolution that requests funding sources for ongoing maintenance and preservation of abandoned cemeteries through municipality care.
Department reports for the evening included a community services report about a roof replacement at the Gemini Sportsplex. The project came in at $100,171.65 and was awarded to Atlas Apex Roofing Inc., nearly $10,000 below budget. According to Rob Lilbourne, Director of Community Services, the emergency exit enters onto the roof that is being replaced, and here is a steel grate and a staircase that will make the project difficult.
Wearing the shoes of CAO who was away, Mayor Joanne Vanderheyden presented three reports. The first was for the Community Safety & Well-being Plan, the next was a hiring report and the final report was the recreation infrastructure renewal committee meetings.
All reports from departments and board and committees were carried.
Comments from councillors included gratitude for the Strathroy-Caradoc Cruisers, words of congratulation for students graduating as well as congratulations to Mayor Vanderheyden’s new role as president of the Federation of Candian Municipalities.
Damon MacLean, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Middlesex Banner