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January 23, 2019
Council this Week: Highlights from the Jan 23 County Council agenda

Library board governance, OILC long-term debt financing

Library Board Governance

A report to County Council on January 23 will ask for approval to explore a governance option that allows County Council to act as the board of Oxford County Library. The report recognizes the efficiencies of the operational structure, which is highly integrated with County services, but notes ongoing challenges with reaching quorum at board meetings. The Library is asking to more thoroughly assess how such a change might impact its compliance with the Public Libraries Act, affecting for instance, its eligibility for grants and access to some services. In the interim, the report seeks approval to change the composition of the Library board now from nine members to five, made up of three County Council representatives and two citizen representatives.

Read Council report CS 2019-05: Library Board Governance

Other reports and presentations

  • Delegation – Oxford County Federation of Agriculture: “Producing Prosperity”
  • By-law – 2019 Budget Estimates By-law
  • CS 2019-03 – OILC Financing Application - Tillsonburg
  • CS 2019-04 – OILC Financing Application - Norwich

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