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Council Decisions - January 24, 2023
Posted on 01/25/2023

Council Decisions – January 24, 2023

For your information, the following is a summary of actions and decisions from Council at its Regular Meeting held January 24, 2023. If you have any questions or would like further explanation, please contact the Clerk at 705-567-9361 x.238 or email [email protected].

Council received a delegation from CHAR Technologies Inc. and were provided with a status update on CHAR’s CleanTech Renewable Gas Production Facility Project in Kirkland Lake.

  • Council approved the award of a Land Use Planning Consultancy Services Contract to J.L. Richards & Associates Limited as per the Terms set out in RFP-590-12 and authorized the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to sign the Service Agreement.
  • Council received the 2022 Post-Municipal and School Board Elections Report for information. Council also recommitted any unutilized portions of the 2022 operating budget earmarked for elections to the Election Reserve. Council established a Compliance Audit Reserve Fund. Council directed that a new election sign by-law be presented and a public meeting be scheduled prior to March 31, 2023, and finally directed that a report on alternative voting methods be presented in Q1 2025.
  • Council received the 2022 Post-Election Accessibility Report.
  • Council approved the issuance of a Parade Permit to the Lion’s Club International District A-5. The Parade is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2023 beginning at 9:00 AM at Main Street and ending at Toburn Mine.
  • Council passed a by-law to provide for the annual Interim Tax Levy and to provide for the payment of taxes and to provide for penalty and interest.
  • Councillor Kiely brought Notice of a Motion to be considered at the February 7, 2023 meeting seeking Support for Ukraine’s Energy Infrastructure.
  • Mayor Wight declared January 25th as ‘Bell Let’s Talk Day – Mental Health Awareness Day’; a flag raising at Town Hall took place on January 25, 2023 with representatives from NorthernTel/Bell Canada and the Cochrane-Timiskaming Canadian Mental Health Association – Kirkland Lake Site.