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May 08, 2019
Council this Week | Highlights from the May 8 County Council agenda

Reducing litter and waste, Old Gaol reconstruction and more

Download the full agenda for May 8, 2019

County comments on Ontario’s “reducing litter and waste” discussion paper

County Council will receive on May 8 staff’s submission to the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks on the discussion paper, Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities. The County report notes that staff generally supports the discussion paper’s objectives of producer responsibility, product bans, food and organic waste policies, and waste recovery technologies, all of which align with Oxford’s own “zero waste” goals. A key outcome of the provincial strategy is expected to be the full transition of the current municipal blue box program to an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) approach, which puts more responsibility on manufacturers to reduce waste by re-using, buying back, orrecycling materials used in the original products and packaging. The County is also making key recommendations such as investment in proper data management, funding for alternative resource recovery, local say in landfills and more. The staff report was developed in consultation with the Future Oxford sub-committee Zero Waste Oxford, which submitted its own comments to the Ministry in April. 

Read Council report PW 2019-18 – Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities (ERO Registration #013-4689) and Transitioning to Blue Box Extended Producer Responsibility


County “Old Gaol” reconstruction  

Oxford County Council will receive next Council meeting an update on a $251,069 donation from the estate of R. Bruce Flowers earmarked to reconstruct parts of the Old Gaol on Buller Street. The masonry work will focus on restoring the chimneys and bartizans (overhanging turrets) that were removed in 1954, a full century after the jail was constructed. The Old Gaol, which currently houses public health services, was built in the Italianate Romanesque style and retains many architecturally significant features, such as Tuscan Gothic detailing and a central pillar foundation that carries the entire weight of the building.

Read Council report PW 2019-20 – Oxford County Jail Reconstruction Proposal

Other reports and presentations

  • Public meeting – Draft Plan of Subdivision SB18-12-3 – Stubbe’s Property Development Inc. & Marjorie & Linda Weeda (CP 2019-128)
  • Delegation – Oxford County Community Drug and Alcohol Steering Committee: Shannon Byrnes, Peter Heywood and Rand Peltz
  • CP 2019-128 – Application for Draft Plan of Subdivision SB18-12-3 – Stubbe’s Property Development Inc. & Marjorie & Linda Weeda
  • CP 2019-139 – Application for Draft Plan of Subdivision SB19-01-3 – 2029547 Ontario Ltd.
  • HS 2019-01 – Cost Sharing Agreement for Site Improvements at 300 Juliana Drive, Woodstock
  • HS 2019-02 – Municipal Housing Facilities Agreement
  • HR 2019-01 – Workplace Ergonomics – Policy and Risk Assessment Checklist
  • PW 2019-21– 2019 Ingersoll Watermain and Sanitary Sewer Replacement Projects
  • PW 2019-22 – Grade Level Railway Crossing at Oxford Road 59 (Wilson Street), Woodstock


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