SWM What's New - May 12, 2021

Posted date
Council Photo 2018 to 2022


For further details on items discussed, please view the agenda

  • Presentations were made by:
    • Spriet Associates, Brandon Widner
      • Meeting to Consider the Towers Drain report
    • Middlesex OPP Detachment Commander, Dean Croker
      • Update of Southwest Middlesex incidents during the past year
    • SWM Economic Development & Communications Officer, Sheila McCahon
      • Preview of SWM's new website coming soon
  • Staff reports included:
    • Economic Development
      • Economic Development members to review potential for a BIA in SWM, clean-up programs and future signage opportunities
      • Recommendations to include various options for housing opportunities in upcoming Official Plan and Zoning By-law reviews
      • Brownfield property to be moved to higher priority
    • Recreation Master Plan - Phase 2 Findings
      • report (found at https://southwestmiddlesex.ca/Public/Council-Committees-Agenda-Minutes - May 12th meeting) summarizes the findings from each consultation activity undertaken with residents, stakeholders, Municipal staff, and Council for the Master Plan.
      • summary highlights participation preferences, barriers, satisfaction levels, priorities, potential influences of the COVID-19 pandemic, and other perspectives about the local parks, recreation and culture system.
      • a draft Master Plan will be developed that incorporates the background findings in Phase 1 together with the consultation inputs in Phase 2 to create a community responsive plan.
      • once the draft Master Plan has been reviewed by Municipal staff, a second Public Information Centre will be held to collect public feedback before it is finalized and presented to Council for adoption
    • Several Drainage matters were considered:
      • Sutherland Drain - Section 78 Request
      • Hagerty Drain No. 1 - Section 78 Request
      • McFarlane Drain tender awarded to JLH Excavating
      • Brushing and Cleaning Projects for various drains awarded
    • SWM Water & Wastewater System Modelling engineering project awarded to WSP Canada. This work will set out our servicing levels and identify any weaknesses in our water and sewer systems and recommend options to remedy any issues identified.
    • The Limerick Landfill report completed by Golder was presented to council. It was noted that this is a required annual report from SWM to the Ministry of Environment that contains detailed technical information (see SWM Agenda page).

In Brief

General business of Council:

  • Vouchers
  • Meeting Minutes - April 21, 2021
  • April 2021 Building Report
  • Middlesex County Council Report

Correspondence Action:

Support of resolutions of:

  • Archipelago (Invasive Phragmites)
  • Chatham-Kent (Healthy, Professional News Media)
  • Scugog (bus transportation safety)
  • Brantford (prohibition on golfing and other outdoor sporting activities)

Adopted By-laws to:

  • Transfer ownership of road allowance known as Mill Street, Middlemiss
  • Allow development activities on John Street, Glencoe
  • Zoning Amendment - 5733 Falconbridge Drive
  • Confirm the proceedings of Council - May 12, 2021