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Essex Council Notes for Monday, September 18

by Sylene Argent Staff appointments Essex Council announced two changes in staffing at the meeting, and later moved correlating bylaws to make the positions official. Essex’s acting CAO Donna Hunter, who has worked for the Town since 2002, was officially appointed the Town’s CAO. Hunter was hired on to be the Treasurer. She has held […]

by Sylene Argent A recess had to be taken, police were called to safely escort Integrity Commissioner Robert Swayze to his vehicle, and a displeased crowed exited the Council Chambers in a huff after a majority Council vote suspended Councillor Randy Voakes from two months’ remuneration. This was a result of the remaining Council members […]

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Nominations for the Ward 3 by-election, in the Town of Essex, closed on  Thursday, September 7. Four individuals have put their names forward to fill the vacancy left behind by former Councillor Bill Caixeiro, who resigned earlier this summer. Running are (in alphabetical order): Rodney Hammond, Mike Jenner, Richard Kokovai, and Ron Rogers. The winner […]

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by Fred Groves The decision on ward boundary adjustments in Essex will wait at least another week. On Monday evening, members of Council met for two-and-a-half hours, and despite an influx of input from constituents and the public, it still could not come up with a direction. This Monday night, during its regular session, Council will […]

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On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, the Town of Essex announced the appointment of Laurie Brett to the position of Deputy Clerk/Legislative Services. Reporting to the Clerk, this new position is responsible for assisting with the duties of the Clerk’s Department, which provides support and procedural advice to council and its committees, researches and develops by-laws, […]

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by Adam Gault Harrow pool feasibility study Two University of Windsor students Alex Steel and Ben DeGroot made a presentation to Council regarding the feasibility of constructing an outdoor pool in Harrow. Several locations were considered as part of the study, including the Harrow and Colchester South Arena, the Harrow Soccer Complex, and the Colchester […]

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Submitted to EFP After a lengthy search and competitive recruitment process that spanned several weeks, Robert Maisonville, the current Director of Corporate Services/Treasurer for the County of Essex, has accepted the position as the County’s new Chief Administrative Officer. Following several years of employment in the private sector, Maisonville began his career with the County […]

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submitted to EFP In an effort to keep our community safe and healthy from the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has been reviewing the immunization records of all children registered with our school boards. Students born in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, with incomplete immunization records received immunization notices in April […]

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by Fred Groves Community Improvement Revitalization Grant Essex Economic Development Officer Nelson Silveira made a presentation to Council, highlighting the success of the Community Improvement Revitalization grant program. He told Council there are several benefits for businesses to take advantage of the program, including increasing property value, appeal to new customers, and it supports the […]

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by Fred Groves A troubled Maidstone canning factory has a new owner. Golden Miles Foods from Mississauga recently purchased Thomas Canning, which had gone into receivership according to a document filed to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in June. Richter Advisory Group was appointed as the receiver. According to its website, Golden Miles makes […]

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