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Council HighlightsPage 1 of 2 Council Meeting Highlights Meeting of October 26, 2020 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 153 - 2020 Poppy Campaign Don Burton appeared before Council to provide an information regarding the 2020 Poppy Campaign, which will run from October 30 to November 11. Those wishing to make a donation this year can send an e-transfer to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #153 at branch153poppy@yahoo.com There will be no silent walk this year. The Legion encourages community members to do their own silent walk in remembrance. A small service will be held at the Cenotaph beginning at 10:45 a.m. The Cenotaph service will be streamed live on the "Tillsonburg Legion #153" Facebook page and Rogers TV will broadcast the service at 3:00 p.m. The Legion is still in need of volunteers to assist with the 2020 Poppy Campaign. Please contact the Legion at 519-842-5281 if you are interested in volunteering. Tillsonburg BIA Delegation Mark Renaud, Executive Director, Tillsonburg BIA, appeared before Council to provide support for agenda items 13.2, 13.3, 13.4 and 13.5. CLK 20-37 Temporary Patios during Winter Council supported the extension of temporary patios during the winter period. DCS 20-24 Offer to Purchase - Van Norman Innovation Park Council passed By-Law 2020-103, to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to enter into an agreement of purchase and sale with 2776807 Ontario Inc. for a six acre parcel of land within the Van Norman Innovation Park. To view agendas, minutes and meeting videos please visit the Town website at the following link: http://calendar.tillsonburg.ca/townmeetings?_mid_=108723# For assistance or to request this document in an alternate format please contact the Office of the Clerk at 519-688-3009 or clerks@tillsonburg.ca Page 2 of 2 To view agendas, minutes and meeting videos please visit the Town website at the following link: http://calendar.tillsonburg.ca/townmeetings?_mid_=108723# For assistance or to request this document in an alternate format please contact the Office of the Clerk at 519-688-3009 or clerks@tillsonburg.ca FIN 20-35 Safe Restart (Municipal Operating Fund) - Phase 2 Council authorized the Treasurer to submit an application for Phase 2 funding under the Safe Restart (Municipal Operating Fund) Program for financial assistance to further mitigate 2020 COVID-19 operating impacts. FIN 20-36 Development Charge Study and By-Law Update Proposal Council authorized the Town to participate in a joint study with the County and area municipalities to undertake a review and update the current Development Charges background study and by-law to reflect amendments to changes in legislation. The study will be funded from the Development Charges Reserve. OPS 20-36 TGO Christmas Bus Council authorized the T:GO bus to operate on Saturday November 28, 2020, and December 5, 12 and 19, 2020. RCP 20-36 Oxford-Broadway Parkette Christmas Tree Council supported that if the BIA and its’ donors should choose to move forward with the Oxford Broadway Parkette revitalization project, that full design or designs be brought forward for Council consideration, which may include incorporating the existing fountain and/or placing a tree in the park. Once design work is completed Council would then have the option to put the full designs out for public consultation if Council chooses to do so at that time. Items of Public Interest The Tillsonburg and Area Optimist Club are making plans to honour the original Santa Clause Parade date of November 21, 2020. The 6th Annual Talk Tillsonburg event will be held at the Upper Deck Youth Centre on November 21, 2020. If you are able to volunteer to assist with the 2020 Poppy Campaign, please contact the Legion at 519-842-5281. The next regular scheduled Council meeting will be on November 9, 2020.