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Council Rundown

January 10, 2022

Consent Agenda

The first Regular Council Meeting of 2023 was quite brief. A number of standard items were approved as part of the consent agenda including the final passing of the new Procedural Bylaw which sets out the rules of procedure for Council Meetings and the annual review of the Corporation’s Health and Safety Policy.

Huron Central Railway

Mayor Gervais acknowledged the announcement made by Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra in Sault Ste. Marie on Tuesday Morning (January 10, 2023) that $10.5 million would be invested for improvements to the Huron Central Railway in addition to a matching contribution from the Province and railway operator Genessee & Wyoming Canada for a total of $31.5 million. These investments will help ensure continued freight rail traffic between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie. 

ROMA 2023

Mayor Gervais, Deputy Mayor Kelly and Councillor Kallioinen will be attending the Rural Ontario Municipal Association Conference in Toronto on January 22nd to 24th. Reports from participants will be provided verbally at a future Council Meeting.

Mayor and Councillor Reports and Announcements

Councillor Duplessis commended the staff at the Recreation Complex for their involvement in the work related to the Adult Hockey tournament that took place over the holidays.

Councillor Kallioinen expressed his gratitude for conversations he was able to have with ratepayers over the holidays and thanked staff for their hard work throughout this past year. He also expressed his wishes that all had a restful break.

Councillor Nadeau stated that 2023 is looking like a good year and made mention of increased activity at the fitness centre, demonstrating that recent gym membership promotions have been quite successful. He also encouraged folks to stop by the Library to see the Espanola branded merchandise and was wearing one of the new hats available for purchase in support.

Mayor Gervais echoed the comments of his fellow Council members.

The Meeting concluded at 7:09 pm and was followed by a Special Meeting of Council where Council had a Closed Meeting to discuss human resources matters and a legal matter.

 

The Council Rundown provides a summary of each Council Meeting. The official record of each meeting is the Meeting Minutes and can be found in the Council Meetings section of the website. Any questions regarding Council Meetings can be directed to Joseph Burke, Town Clerk at jburke@espanola.ca or by calling 705-869-1540. 

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