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August 09, 2017
Council this Week: Highlights from August 9 County Council Agenda

Advancing towards zero waste, 2017 Employee Engagement Survey results and updates on the Oxford Sustainability Cluster

Advancing towards zero waste

Oxford County has completed a waste audit and waste recovery and reduction technologies assessment as it continues to work towards achieving zero waste targets by 2025. County Council will receive for information the assessment reports, with the recommendation that Council authorize staff to proceed with a Request for Information (RFI) to vendors of waste recovery and reduction technologies. The RFI process will allow a more intensive review of available technologies and will serve to pre-qualify potential vendors and technologies for participation in a Request for Proposal.
Read Council report PW 2017-42 – Advancing Towards Zero Waste

2017 Employee Engagement Survey results

County council will receive an update on the results of the 2017 Employee Engagement Survey that was conducted in April. Facilitation of the survey was essential to measure progress made since the 2014 survey. Overall, results of the survey were positive indicating increased engagement levels when compared to 2014 survey results. Next steps will include presentations of the results across the organization, setting departmental action plans, and refreshing the Our People, Our Strength plan to set new key actions for 2018-2020. The survey is a critical step in working towards becoming a County that “employs people who make a positive difference” and an organization that attracts, retains and develops the highest quality staff.
Read Council report HR 2017-01 – 2017 Employee Engagement Survey Results

Advancing the Oxford Sustainability Cluster

County Council will be asked to advance the development of the Oxford Sustainability Cluster – Living Lab at Courthouse Square in Woodstock. Results from the initial feasibility assessment which included workshops and focus groups with community stakeholders illustrated that pursuing a cluster development has merit. The advancement would begin using a two-pronged approach that includes undertaking the refurbishment of 75 Graham St. to EnerPHit retrofit energy standard performance, utilizing 2017 approved capital funding. Concurrently, the project would seek partners to fund, develop and operate an Oxford Sustainability Cluster – Living Lab.
Read Council report CAO 2017-10 – Advancing the Oxford Sustainability Cluster

Other reports and presentations

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