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May Strategic Decisions by Council

Strategic Decisions from Council

Consent Agenda Items

Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan - Notice of Study Commencement
Union Street Sewage Pumping Station - Project Close Out Report
Part Lot Control Exemption By-Law, Block 16,Plan 61M-227
Enbridge Gas Franchise Renewal Agreement
Stormwater Management Master Plan - Notice of Study Completion
Parking By-law Amendments


GRCA Access Agreement                            
Council authorized the Fire Chief to execute a user agreement with the Grand River conservation authority for temporary access to the Elora Gorge and Elora Quarry Conservation areas to hold General Rescue Training. 

Training evolutions include swift water rescue and rope rescue operations. Centre Wellington Fire Rescue attends emergency calls within GRCA properties on an annual basis and ongoing training is necessary to complete emergency rescues.

Report to Council


Heritage Reserve Fund Request - Heritage Intern Contract Position
Due to recent changes to the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA) because of Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022, municipalities will be losing key abilities to protect heritage properties, particularly the (60 day) interim protection from demolition that is currently afforded to "listed" (non-designated) properties on the Municipal Heritage Register. Effective January 1, 2025, if a municipality does not issue a Notice of Intention to Designate (NOID) within two years of including a property on the Register, the municipality is required to remove the property from the Register. Similarly, in the case of a property already included on the Register prior to the effective date of January 1, 2023, if a municipality does not issue a NOID within two years of this day, then the property shall be removed from the Register.

Given these new limitations, municipalities are attempting to designate as many properties as possible before the upcoming January deadline.  To accomplish this, Council approved the use of the Heritage Reserve Fund for a Heritage Intern contract position. 

Report to Council

Agreement for operating a Concession Booth at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
A lease agreement was approved by Council with Somthin’ Fishee to operate the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex Concession Booth.

Report to Council


Ice Resurfacer Purchase
Council approved the purchase of an electric Zamboni ice re-surfacer which features zero emissions, cost efficiency, and quiet operations.  The electric Zamboni does not produce emissions while in operation, reducing the environmental impact while improving the indoor air quality at the arena, where people are participating and spectating.

Report to Council

Termite Management Services Update
Since the September 2023 report, and authorization provided to staff to enter into negotiations with the highest-scored proponent pursuant to negotiated Request For Proposal #27-23 staff have been actively engaged in discussions with the approved vendor in an attempt to negotiate an agreement palatable by both parties. Regrettably, however, negotiations have failed.

Staff were seeking council direction for the future of the termite management program and are recommending engaging in discussions with a known supplier licensed to utilize the Sentricon product in Canada. The purpose of supplier engagement would be to determine vendor’s willingness to participate in a termite management program with the Township, potential scope of service provision, preferred pricing options, or other opportunities to effectively address termites in Centre Wellington.

Council directed staff to enter discussions with Aetna Pest Control to determine the potential scope of service provision, preferred pricing options, or other opportunities to effectively address termites in Centre Wellington.  They also provided staff with the option of surveying property owners identified in the 2020 study to determine ongoing termite management program viability based on discussion with the pest control vendor.

Report to Council


Reserve and Reserve Fund Policy Update
Council adopted the Reserve and Reserve Fund Policy.  Municipal reserves and reserve funds are important long-term municipal financial planning tools used to set aside funds to meet future funding requirements. For example, reserves for vehicle replacements ensure that funding will be available to pay for the replacement of vehicles as they reach the end of their useful life. Having a reserve and reserve funds policy in place guides Township staff in preparing the annual operating and capital budgets.

Review a summary of the Township’s reserves and reserve funds and the Report to Council

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