County Council Highlights – March 26, 2019

Request for Proposal for the Replacement of Kimble Bridge

GM BluePlan Engineering Limited have been hired to design the new bridge on Fingal Line (County Road 16) – just one of the many construction projects scheduled for the 2019 construction season!

Wonderland Road Construction Update

The first phase of Wonderland Road reconstruction is expected to start in the spring. Elgin County continues to work with the Ministry of Transportation to finalize details of a much needed Environmental Assessment of the area which will be helpful with long term planning for this busy County road.

The Ridge at Talbotville Grove Phase 2 Subdivision

More development is planned for the Township of Southwold! County Council granted draft plan approval to 1873828 Ontario Ltd. for the construction of The Ridge Talbotville Grove Phase 2 Subdivision. The subject land is approximately 24 acres in size and the developer could build a maximum of 125 residential lots in Phase 1 and 2.

Long-Term Care Homes Waitlist

Elgin County residents are not given priority over non-residents when it comes to being admitted to one of the County’s three Long Term Care Homes. Council’s work in advocating for a change in the way admissions are currently handled is ongoing. An update will be provided on April 9, 2019.

2018 Library Performance Measures Update

Elgin County’s libraries reported another successful year in 2018. Highlights included a continued increase in electronic circulation; a 6.8% increase in programs created over a five year period; a 33.8% increase in usage of these programs over the past five years; growth in partnerships with local schools; an increase of 129.3% of wireless usage; application and technological improvements operationally resulting in a more efficient and user friendly experience; and so much more.

The March 26, 2019 County Council Agenda Package can accessed on the County of Elgin website.

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