July 9, 2019 County Council Highlights

Director of Human Resources Retirement

Rob Bryce is retiring after nine years as the Director of Human Resources at the County of Elgin. Warden McPhail congratulated Mr. Bryce on his retirement and thanked him for his dedicated service to the County. Elgin County Council and staff wish Mr. Bryce all the best in his retirement.

Rob Bryce Retirement

2019 International Plowing Match Legacy Scholarship Winners

The County of Elgin is pleased to announce that Nolan McLarty and Murranda McCallum are the recipients of the $2,500 International Plowing Match (IPM) Legacy Scholarships for 2019.
Nolan McLarty is a student in the Associate Diploma in Agriculture program at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus and has plans to work in agricultural sales. Murranda McCallum is also a student in the Associate Diploma in Agriculture program at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus and has plans to continue her education in order to complete her degree.
Elgin County Council wishes both recipients the best in their future endeavours and encourages the increased participation of youth in agriculturally-related disciplines.

IPM Winners

Newspaper Digitization Funding

Elgin County has graciously accepted a $7,000 donation from the Elgin County Chapter of the Ontario Genealogical Society to fund a project to digitize and publish online select editions of former County newspapers such as the Rodney Mercury, West Lorne Sun, Dutton Advance, and Aylmer Sun.

2018 Annual Report

The Director of Financial Services presented the 2018 Annual Report and Consolidated Financial Statements. This report is a document that allows Council to communicate the state of the Corporation to the residents of Elgin County. It speaks to the achievements, the financial results, and performance measures for 2018. The annual report included information on the continued success of the Elgincentives Community Improvement Plan, the commencement of construction of the new Provincial Offences Court Facility, the opening of a new Tourism Kiosk in Port Stanley, and several important accessibility improvements to library branches in Port Burwell, Dutton, and Aylmer.

Port Bruce Bridge Replacement Update

The County of Elgin is studying available options to replace the Port Bruce Bridge. A Public Information Centre (PIC) is planned to provide further information to the public and to receive input and comment from interested persons. The PIC will take place on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the East Elgin Community Complex, 531 Talbot Street West, Aylmer from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The complete July 9, 2019 County Council Agenda package can be found here.