County Council Highlights - April 10, 2018

Council Receives Age Friendly Community Award

Jessica Lang of Elgin St. Thomas Public Health presented Elgin County Council with the AFC Award in Category 1 – Community Action Plan in Planning for an Age Friendly Community. The Ontario Age-Friendly Communities (AFC) Recognition Program celebrates and showcases Ontario communities that are taking steps to become age-friendly and is aimed at recognizing the efforts and achievements of communities engaged in age friendly initiatives. 

Age Friendly Community Award

Council Appoints Two Reps to New Board of Health

At its meeting held on April 10, 2018 Elgin County Council appointed Warden Marr and Councillor Wiehle to serve as Elgin’s representatives on the Board of Health for the newly merged Oxford Elgin St. Thomas Public Health. These representatives will serve from May 1, 2018 until the end of the Council term. Oxford County Public Health was granted legislative amendments to the Health Protection and Promotion Act allowing a merger with Elgin St. Thomas Public Health effective May 1, 2018. The new Board of Health will consist of 8 municipal representatives – 4 from Oxford County, 2 from Elgin County and 2 from the City of St. Thomas.

MPAC Presentation

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation provided Elgin County Council with a presentation summarizing its assessment system. The presentation also included a breakdown of how properties of different classifications (Residential, Farm, Commercial, and Industrial) are assessed, information regarding the four-year assessment cycle and phase-in process and how these assessments relate to taxation.

The full MPAC presentation is available as part of the April 10, 2018 Council Agenda Package.