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Town of Essex Council notes for March 20

by Sylene Argent Clean Water Agency Essex Council received the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) verbal presentation that outlined what it offers its clients, including the Municipality of Essex. Dave Jubenville, Regional Manager, Karen Burgess, Senior Operations Manager, and Susan Budden, Business Development Manager, approached Council about the Ontario Clean Water Agency’s roles and responsibilities […]

by Sylene Argent During a special Council meeting hosted inside the Council Chambers at the Essex County Civic Centre on Monday evening, members of Council and administration reviewed the Town’s three-year Strategic Plan. CAO Tracey Pillon-Abbs noted Council administered this document last year. Monday’s meeting was to highlight and review actions laid out in the […]

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submitted to EFP In an effort to assist our police partners in reducing the illegal use and trafficking of Fentanyl in our communities, Windsor and Essex County Crime Stoppers is implementing a drug-reduction strategy. The initiative will pay a $1000 reward for tips received from now until June 30th, 2017 which lead to the arrest […]

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by Sylene Argent ERCA Report Richard Wyma, General Manager of the Essex Region Conservation Authority, approached Council to deliver the 2017 ERCA Budget, 2016 Annual Report, and outline ERCA projects scheduled for 2017. During his presentation, Wyma said ERCA and partners launched Place for Life, a commitment to improving water and landscapes and protect from […]

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by Sylene Argent Members of Essex Fire & Rescue responded to a barn fire in the 2800 block County Road 20 on Saturday morning. Responders received the call for assistance at around 9:20 a.m. Essex Fire & Rescue has ruled the blaze accidental with an estimated cost of $2,000 in damage. On the evening of […]

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submitted to EFP The Town of Essex is seeking public input on matters that may affect the next municipal election. The Council and Ward Structure Review will consider the composition of Town Council, the process by which the Deputy Mayor is elected, and the number and size of wards. “It’s been almost 20 years since […]

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by Fred Groves Essex Town Council could soon pass a bylaw that will significantly assist local residents who want to preserve their heritage properties. On Monday night, Assistant Planner Rita Jabbour proposed a 5-year Heritage Grants Program that could help restore and repair those buildings that are designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. “We have to […]

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by Fred Groves There are big changes coming to the Ontario Police Act, and a few of those could have an impact on the Town of Essex. According to Essex Councillor Bill Caixeiro, the Chairperson of the Essex Police Services Board, it could mean the amalgamation of police boards in Essex County that are currently […]

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by Sylene Argent Council approves chicken Coop Council gave permission to to build a 20meter by 5meter chicken coop on a property zoned residential, nearing Co-An Park. Council approval was needed as the property is not zoned to house chickens, it was explained at the meeting. The property owner, via correspondence, noted the coop would […]

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by Fred Groves Healthcare in McGregor is about to change in a big way. Beginning in May, the McGregor satellite office of the Harrow Health Centre will be open four days a week as the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has decided to provide funding.  The primary care satellite site of the HHC […]

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