September 14, 2021 - County Council Highlights

Staff Sergeant Mike Butler Commended for Public Service

On behalf of Elgin County Council, Warden Tom Marks commended Staff Sergeant Mike Butler on his great work as the Interim Detachment Commander of the Elgin County OPP and for his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Warden Marks also thanked him for his dedication to public service and devotion to the safety and security of the community for over 20 years. Staff Sergeant Butler has made a significant contribution to the Elgin County OPP and served on many committees during his time in Elgin, including most recently the Community Safety and Well-
Being Committee. Staff Sergeant Butler plans on retiring next Summer. On behalf of Elgin County Council, Warden Marks and Councillor Martyn (Chair of the Police Services Board) presented Staff Sergeant Butler with an Elgin County Jacket as a token of appreciation.
Mike Butler Presentation

Photo (From Left to Right): Staff Sergeant Mike Butler, Councillor Sally Martyn (Chair of PSB) and Warden Tom Marks.

Warden Proclaims September “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” in Elgin

On September 14, 2021, Warden Tom Marks was joined by five-year old childhood cancer survivor Johnny Hall and his family to raise the Childhood Cancer Awareness flag in front of the Elgin County Heritage Centre. The Warden proclaimed September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Elgin County. The County of Elgin is honoured to draw attention to the challenges that these brave children and their families face in the fight to overcome childhood cancer.

Flag Raising for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Photo (From Left to Right): Warden Marks and the Hall Family raise the Childhood Cancer Awareness flag.

Library Hours Update

Council approved recommended revisions to the open hours at eight branches in the Elgin County Library system based on recent usage patterns, patron feedback, post-pandemic planning considerations and more effective deployment of staff.

Open hours at library branches are constantly being assessed to make sure they meet community needs within budget and staffing levels available, while also taking into consideration planning tools such as the Guidelines for Rural/Urban Public Library Systems.

These new hours will come into effect on September 20, 2021. More details regarding these changes to open hours are contained within the August 10, 2021 County Council Agenda Package.

Final Approval Granted for Talbotville Meadows

Council received notice that Final Approval had been granted for Talbotville Meadows Phase 1 Plan of Subdivision in Southwold Township. The development is owned by Farhi Holdings Corp. and was given Draft Plan Approval by Elgin County Council December 13, 2018.

Phase 1 includes 161 single residential lots, one (1) servicing block, two (2) park blocks (southwest corner (1) and southeast corner (1)), one (1) stormwater management block, three (3) walkway blocks, and four (4) x 0.3m reserve blocks (See Location Map).

In accordance with By-Law No. 13-28 “A By-Law to Delegate Certain Authorities…” the Manager of Planning has been given the authority to approve final plans of subdivision once all of the conditions of draft plan approval have been met and after clearance letters have been received.

Fire Training Agreement Adds Central Elgin

Elgin County Council approved the addition of the Municipality of Central Elgin to the Fire Training Officer Cost Sharing Agreement. Council also approved the execution of the amending agreement.
Central Elgin, who requested to be added as a signatory, joins Elgin, Bayham, Malahide, Southwold, Dutton Dunwich and West Elgin who are already parties to the agreement.

The September 14, 2021 County Council Agenda Package can be found here.

Easter Holiday Closure Notice
Family Day Closure Notice
Graphic to indicate holiday closures at Elgin County Facilities. The Elgin County Administration Building, Provincial Offences Administration Building, and Elgin County Heritage Centre will be closed on Friday, December 23rd at noon. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024.