May 21, 2019: Mayors report

Mayor O’Neill announced her attendance at the following:

  1. May 11- May Madness event at Community Centre

    • Excellent event and a huge success

    • Thank you to the vendors and the community for their support

    • Thank you to staff and volunteers for organizing and setting up the event

  2. May 15th met with Reverend Adam Kline of Free Methodist Church

  3. May 16th Carole Valley Conservation Authority Board Meeting

    • Main topic was the reduced provincial funding and discussion on budget planning for the next year

    • Flooding conditions and water levels on Crowe watershed

    • Bogs floating on Crowe Lake

    • We heard two delegations regarding property matters

  4. May 21st Planning and Development Meeting and Finance Property and Personnel Meeting Hastings County

    • Jim Pine, CAO, Hastings County submitted a report in Support of Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health.

    • Background: Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has been advised by the Province of Ontario that the proposed boundaries for the Regional Public Health Entities will result in HPEPH being merged with Pterborough, Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge and Durham Region Public Health as opposed to being included with partners in eastern Ontario including Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington and Leeds and Genville.

    • The following resolution was passed.

    • Tomorrow, JoAnne Albert, Chair of the HPEPH and Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health are meeting with Todd Smith MP and Daryl Kramp, MPP to express their opposition to the proposed boundary alignments and advocate for HPE County to be aligned with more appropriate boards of health to the east.

    • Hopefully, they will advocate to the government on our behalf to reconsider their boundary changes where similar geography, demographics and partnerships already exist.

  5. May 22nd will be attending the Board of Health Meeting

  6. May 23rd will be attending an emergency AMO Meeting in Toronto