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October 22, 2021
Council this Week: Highlights from the October 27 County Council agenda

Agricultural policies, supporting Truth and Reconciliation, Future Oxford and more


Download the full agenda for October 27, 2021
Watch County Council at www.oxfordcounty.ca/livestream 
 

Updates to Official Plan Agricultural policies


County Council will receive a report next meeting to initiate the review and update of the County agricultural policies, as the first phase of the current Official Plan review process. With more than 87% of the land in Oxford County considered agricultural, the County is recommending updates to ensure this agricultural area is sustainably managed and protected for the long term. Residents will have a range of opportunities to learn more about the proposed changes and provide their feedback as part of the update process.

CP 2021-337 – Phase 1 Official Plan Review - Draft Agricultural Policies | Attachments
 

Supporting Truth and Reconciliation


A report to County Council on October 27 explains the work the County has undertaken so far to understand and begin to support the Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. The report focuses in particular on actions municipalities can take to discover the truth about the legacy of residential schools in a local context and lay the foundation for the important work of reconciliation.

CAO 2021-06 – Indigenous Municipal Relations 
 

Future Oxford update


A report on October 27 summarizes for Council how the County is supporting the work of the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan. The plan, which sets out distinct actions to achieve goals and targets for Oxford's future, has been progressing over the past six years through the efforts of community stakeholders and partnerships. The report to Council highlights successes over the past year and outlines the specific supports provided by the County to the community-led Future Oxford Partnership.

CAO 2021-07 – 2021 Future Oxford Staff Update
 

Other reports and presentations

  • Delegation – 2022 Grant Request: Social Planning Council Oxford (Stephanie Ellens-Clark, Megan Neil)
  • Delegation – 2022 Grant Request: Oxford Creative Connections (Mary-Anne Murphy)
  • Delegation – 2022 Grant Request: Community Futures Oxford (Allan Simm)
  • Delegation – 2022 Grant Request: Future Oxford (Bryan Smith, Rick Cox, Heather Corbett)
  • Delegation – 2022 Grant Request: SCOR EDC (Kim Earls)
  • PW 2021-35 – Fleet Utilization Review
  • PS 2021-01 – 2022 Land Ambulance Response Time Performance Plan
  • CS 2021-42 – Mount Elgin Wastewater System – Internal Long-term Debt Issue

     

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Council this Week highlights Council activities for the public, employees and community partners. Please send your questions and comments to communications@oxfordcounty.ca 


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