Council Matters - September 8, 2020

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Leamington Council held an electronic Council meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM to consider the following reports, Council:

COVID-19 Related Reports

  • Authorized processing refunds for Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre memberships upon request and waiving of the $25 administrative fee for processing refunds. Due to reduced services Council approved the use of the one month promotional discount as a standard membership option moving forward. This will cost $30 a month for a month to month membership.
  • Approved proposal from eSolutionsGroup to modernize municipal services through the website enhancements in the amount of $91,980 for contact-free services.

            The proposal includes the following modules:

            1) Citizen Portal;

            2) Community and Development Services;

            3) Appointment Booking Application;

            4) E-commerce;

            5) Marriage Licence; and

            6) Staff Training

 Regular Business Reports

  • Held a Court of Revision regarding the following matters: John Leslie Drain, E.F. Ives Drain, and East Marsh Breakwall.
  • Held a Public Meeting under the Drainage Act for the Wilkinson Drain- Realignment of Extension and West Branch Extension Improvements and authorized the project to be tendered.
  • Eliminated the Assistant Drainage Superintendent position and approved the creation of a second Drainage Superintendent position.
  • Awarded the contract for the Leamington Pollution Control Centre Tank Access Upgrades to Liftsafe Engineering and Service Group Inc. in the amount of $146,463 plus applicable taxes and awarded contract administration services to AECOM in the amount of $8,690 plus applicable taxes.
  • Approved the Proposal Requirements and the evaluation criteria and corresponding values for Proposals from MPM Consulting for Request for Proposals – Police Service Delivery.
  • Removed Councillor Wilkinson as member from the Union Water Supply System Joint Board of Management and appointed him as an alternate member, effective September 13, 2020. Appointed Councillor Tiessen as alternate member of the Union Water Supply System Joint Board of Management, effective September 13, 2020.
  • Amended the Leamington Uptown Commercial District Community Improvement Plan and directed Administration to begin the creation of a new Community Improvement Plan within three months.

           The five proposed changes to the Leamington Uptown Commercial District Community Improvement Plan are:

           i)          the extension of the Community Improvement Project Area along Talbot Street East, Erie Street North and Erie Street South

           ii)         changes to the general and program specific eligibility criteria;

           iii)        removal of the reference the Community Improvement Projects Areas shown on Schedule D of the Official Plan;

           iv)        update of Action Plan to provide for the maximum amounts in grants to be made over the period of the Plan; and

           v)         the necessary administrative modifications not involving the land area or financial considerations included within the Plan.

  • Approved of the purchase of a dump body, plow and necessary attachments in the amount of $62,880 (plus HST) from Eloquip Ltd.

To receive further information, please refer to the Municipality of Leamington Council Agenda and Minutes at

The recording of the meeting will be made available on the Council and Committee Calendar at