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Warwick Township Council Meeting Summary

WATFORD, ON – At its regular meeting on Monday, October 23, 2017, Warwick Township Council:

  • Held a Consideration meeting on an addendum to the engineer’s report on the McGill Drain as per the Drainage Act.

  • Heard a presentation from the YMCA of Sarnia-Lambton on municipal partnership opportunities.

  • Approved a donation of one hour of non-prime ice time to the North Lambton Secondary School Athletic Associations ‘Unique Auction’.

  • Directed staff to work with legal counsel to draft an agreement on the proposed donation of 3.5 acres of woodlot lands to the Township of Warwick from Mr. Jim Brandon.

  • Approved an allowance and process for the application of vegetation growth retardant for the ongoing maintenance of municipal drains.

  • Approved a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Prevention Program for First Responders and Warwick Township Staff along with Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services for all employees of the Township of Warwick.

  • Approved an amendment to the Township of Warwick’s Boulevard By-law fee structure: a new fee has been added for the unauthorized removal of a tree on municipal property of $1,500 per tree plus costs of replacement of a mature tree.

  • Directed staff to contact the Watford Rotary Club to discuss potential locations to accommodate the club’s request to plant of 21 trees on municipal property.

  • Approved the Township of Warwick’s participation in the Four Townships Initiative for Asset Management Plan enhancements in partnership with the Town of Petrolia, the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc and the Municipality of Brooke-Alvinston; separate grant applications to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities will be made by the municipalities.

  • Approved the adoption of an investment strategy for the Township of Warwick, effective as of January 1, 2017.

  • Received and filed an information report on Bill 68 - Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act, 2017.

  • Approved a partnership agreement for participation in the Electric Vehicle Chargers Ontario Program and the installation of two electric vehicle charging stations at the Watford Arena.

  • Awarded the tender for the Water Booster Pumping Station (WBPS) to Birnam Excavating Inc. at a cost of $619,160.72 plus HST. Installation of the WBPS will enhance water pressures in the north east quadrant of the Township of Warwick.

  • Awarded the tender for the McGill Drain 2017 to McNally Excavating for a cost of $159,887.68 plus HST.

  • Approved a petition to proceed with improvements to the Burchill Drain South Branch under section 78 of the drainage Act and requested that a report be prepared by Spriet Associates before work can proceed.

  • Noted that the next regular Warwick Township Council meeting is next scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Monday, November 6, 2017.

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