I was happy to support a request for a plaque to honour the organizers behind the popular Gingerbread Warming House at the River Lights Winter Festival and to appoint several dedicated residents to town committees.
Here's how I voted:
4.1 – Request for plaque at Toddy Jones Park Pavilion – Jennie Lajoie
Supported Jennie Lajoie’s request on behalf of the River Lights Winter Festival Committee to install a plaque at the Toddy Jones Pavilion in honour of the organizers behind the Gingerbread Warming House, Karen and Mark Usher.
Reports – Corporate Services
6.1 Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Prevention Policy
Supported adoption of the new policy with an amendment suggested by Councillor Michael Prue to include union language in the Health and Safety section.
Reports – Engineering and Public Works
8.1 Kingsbridge Subdivision Phase 8B-1 – Acceptance of Infrastructure
Approved the recommendations for the town to assume underground infrastructure along Welsh Avenue and curbs and asphalt along Knob Hill Drive.
Reports – CAO’s Office
10.1 – 10.3 – Committee Appointments
Supported council and resident appointments to various town committees. I’m serving on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee with Councillor Peter Courtney and on the Economic Development Advisory Committee with Councillor Michael Prue and Councillor Pat Simone.
10.4 – Review and Status of Council Approved Policies and the Tabling of Policy Framework
Approved the Policy Framework policy as presented.
11.1 Outstanding Receivables Amherstburg Festival Corporation – Resolution #20181210-410
Opposed a motion to make an exception to the town’s Collections Policy for this particular receivable because I believe the policy should be applied uniformly.
13.1 National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Voted to proclaim Feb. 1-7, 2019, as National Eating Disorder Awareness Week in Amherstburg.
17.1 – By-law 2019-005 – Interim Tax Levy
Voted to pass By-law 2019-005 to provide for an Interim Tax Levy.
Initiated discussion about replacing the current anthem played before council meetings with something more stirring. Agreed to meet with resident Marcie Graham, who lobbied council to make the switch, and Councillor Pat Simone and Clerk Paula Parker to hatch a plan.