July Strategic Decisions by Council

Posted On Monday July 25, 2022

Council Meeting Date:   July 18, 2022

Strategic Decisions from Council


Request for Letter of Support: Rural Residence Hospice
The County of Wellington has donated 2 acres of land within the Wellington Campus (Aboyne) for the use of a Rural Residence Hospice – the proposed six-bed facility would provide palliative care to Wellington County residents and families. Dr. Alan Simpson spoke to council in the hopes of obtaining a letter of support to assist in accessing possible one-time capital funding and yearly operating costs whenever the Provincial Government next sees fit to grant more provincial hospice funding in the future.

 A motion for a letter of support for a local rural hospice was considered, however council decided not to provide the letter at this time.


Victoria Crescent Storm Sewer: Approval of Commencement of Expropriation
A recommendation was put forward that council approves the commencement of expropriation proceedings by way of an Application for Approval to acquire a permanent legal easement and temporary working easement over the properties municipally known as 190 and 200 Victoria Crescent, Elora, for the purposes of a new storm sewer. The goal would be to have this project completed by September of 2023. Council previously approved Preferred Alternative No. 3 to construct a new trunk storm sewer outlet along a new alignment following the southerly limit of 200 Victoria Crescent, connecting to the existing outlet structure located at the rear of 190 Victoria Crescent.

The Township currently has approved grant funding for this project which is time sensitive. In addition, the current storm infrastructure at this location is in poor condition with limited capacity. Council approved a recommendation for the commencement of expropriation proceedings and instructed staff to continue ongoing discussions with the applicable landowners.

Click here to read the full report: https://centrewellington.civicweb.net/document/47318/


Draft Trees By-Law on Public Property
Council approved the execution of a By-law for the purposes of enhancing the urban tree canopy through the preservation of existing tree cover by strengthening tree protection measures and controlling tree planting. With the planned implementation of this By-law in 2023, Township staff will now develop the necessary permitting system and communications strategy for this process.

Click here to read the full report: https://centrewellington.civicweb.net/document/47296/


Aquatic Centre Level of Service
In an attempt to attract and retain aquatics staff, council approved the implementation of a new Aquatic Centre Staff Recruitment and Retention Strategy, including a revised pay scale for aquatic staff to be implemented on September 3, 2022. A subsidy program for reimbursement of certification costs to be implemented on January 1, 2023, and a staff culture strategy to be implemented January 1, 2023.

Click here to read the full report: https://centrewellington.civicweb.net/document/47414/


Request for Tender #24-22: Construction of Pedestrian Signals, Crossovers and Intersection Improvements
Council approved the Request for Tender #24-22 regarding construction of Pedestrian Signals, Crossovers & Intersection Improvements at the following locations:

  • Tower Street and Bridge Street, Fergus
  • St. David Street and Bridge Street, Fergus
  • South River Road, Elora
  • Metcalfe Street, Elora

Project funding allocations were updated as shown in the below report.

Click here to read the full report: https://centrewellington.civicweb.net/document/47375/


Single Source Graham Park Playground Equipment Replacement
Council approved a single source procurement award for the installation of the playground equipment and associated site preparation at Graham Park in Fergus to Openspace Solutions Inc. and council directed staff to fund the anticipated budget overrun by a combination of a reallocation of equipment replacement funds from the Tower Street Tennis Court lighting project and an additional contribution from Equipment replacement reserve to facilitate project completion.

Click here to read the full report: https://centrewellington.civicweb.net/document/47327/


Hoffer Park Accessible and Universal Washroom
Council directed staff to proceed with the installation of an Accessible, Universal, Self-Cleaning washroom at Hoffer Park with additional funding commitment directed from the General Capital Reserve.

Click here to read the full report: https://centrewellington.civicweb.net/document/47455/

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