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Council HighlightsCouncil Meeting Highlights Meeting of September 9, 2019 VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH - CHRIS KELLY Mark Dickson, member of the Cultural, Heritage and Special Awards Advisory Committee and Mayor Molnar presented the Volunteer Achievement Award to community member Chris Kelly as recognition for his years of contributions to local sports. Chris has coached for the Tillsonburg Minor Soccer Club for many years and is the current club president. Chris works through the whole year to ensure everyone from four-years-old to adults have a positive experience. The Volunteer Achievement Award Nomination Form can be found online at www.tillsonburg.ca APPLICATION FOR MINOR VARIANCE A10-19 (MYER) Council denied Application File A 10-19. APPLICATION FOR MINOR VARIANCE A11-19 (CHRISTO) Council approved Application File A11-19, submitted by Dalm Construction Ltd (Christo) for lands municipally known as 130 Allen Street in the Town of Tillsonburg as it relates to: 1.Relief from Section 6.2, Low Density Residential Type 1 Zone Provisions (R1) – Lot Coverage, to increase the maximum permitted lot coverage from 33% to 35% to facilitate the construction of a single detached dwelling INTERIM CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (CAO) Council appointed Mr. Ron Shaw as Interim Chief Administrative Officer, effective September 16, 2019. Ron has over 35 years of experience in the municipal sector, including 31 as a CAO. The CAO Recruitment Committee will continue to work with an executive search firm to find a permanent CAO. That search is expected to last until January 2020. LOCAL COURT SECURITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE Council appointed Larry Scanlan, Chair of the Tillsonburg Police Service Board, to the Local Court Security Advisory Committee as the Town of Tillsonburg representative. Photo: Mayor Molnar, Chris Kelly and Mark Dickson To review the reports see the Council agenda on the Town website: www.tillsonburg.ca/townmeetings APPOINTMENT OF BY-LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Council appointed Cameron Cyr as a By-Law Enforcement Officer for the Town of Tillsonburg. RZONE POLICY – RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR IN RECREATION SPACES Council adopted an RZone Policy - Responsible Behaviour in Recreation Spaces. The policy requires persons using a Town facility, park or program to respect others and take responsibility in helping the Town maintain a safe and comfortable environment for all participants, spectators, volunteers and staff. AQUATIC FACILITY UPGRADES IN TILLSONBURG Council directed Staff to prepare a submission for the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s Community, Culture and Recreation Stream 2019 funding intake. The submission will incorporate a major upgrade to the Tillsonburg Community Centre, funding for a splash pad (site undetermined) and revitalization of the Lake Lisgar Waterpark area. Council approved the release of up to $20,000 from budgeted aquatic design study for application options to be brought back to Council prior to making a submission. ITEMS OF PUBLIC INTEREST There will be a Council Budget Meeting on Thursday, September 12, 2019 starting at 5:00 p.m. Due to time constraints there will be an item on the Agenda that deals with an offer to purchase land. The work occurring in the downtown core including implementing accessible parking stalls, AODA upgrades at Ridout and Broadway is anticipated to be completed by the end of the month. Staff would like to remind the public that it is important to ensure you engage with a Pedestrian Cross Over (PXO) by pressing the walk button and making clear eye contact with motorist. Motorists are not to proceed until the pedestrian has safely crossed the road. To review the reports see the Council agenda on the Town website: www.tillsonburg.ca/townmeetings