County Council Highlights – September 12, 2023

Elgin County Council met on Tuesday, September 12th to discuss the following:

• Raising Hope: A Flag of Awareness for Childhood Cancer
• Preserving Care and Nourishment: Updates in Elgin County Homes’ Service Agreements
• Prescribing Hope: Elgin County’s Collaborative Solution to Physician Shortage
• Revamping Highway 3 & 4: Paving the Path to Progress – A Peek into The MTO’s Vision
• December 2023 Council Meeting Schedule Amendment
• Clearing the Dust: Terrace Lodge’s Asbestos Abatement and Policy Renewal
• Shaping Tomorrow’s Landscape: Council Decisions on Planning Amendments and Redline Revisions in Elgin County

December 2023 Council Meeting Schedule Amendment

The meeting scheduled for November 28, 2023, marks the end of the one-year term for the position of Warden. The Annual Warden’s Election will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. the meeting will resume on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.

Inspire our Future as our Chief Administrative Officer

The ideal candidate will be an inspiring, principled, and collaborative leader with a proven track record of results and accomplishments in municipal government or related business environment. You have exceptional communication skills, political acumen, and the ability to foster partnerships with diverse stakeholders while engaging and inspiring our employees and ensuring customer service excellence.

𝗡𝗢𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗘 𝗢𝗙 𝗣𝗨𝗕𝗟𝗜𝗖 𝗜𝗡𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗥𝗘 – Highway 4 Widening and Proposed Talbotville Bypass & Highway 3 Twinning (August 17th)

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained Stantec Consulting Ltd. to complete the Preliminary Design, Detail Design and Class Environmental Assessment Study (Class EA) for improvements to Highway 3 from Highway 4 to Centennial Avenue (St. Thomas). A Public Information Centre (PIC) is being held on August 17th to provide the public and stakeholders with an opportunity to review the transportation needs assessment, existing conditions, alternatives to the undertaking and comment on project activities to date.

Fire Ban in Effect – Elgin County

Effective immediately, all open-air and recreational fires are prohibited anywhere in the City of St. Thomas, Town of Aylmer and the Townships and Municipalities within the County of Elgin. Open air fires are defined as any fire outside of a building and include bonfires, campfires, burn barrels, outdoor fireplaces/chimineas or any other fires set in open air.