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October 11, 2017
Council this Week: Highlights from October 11 County Council Agenda

Asset management plan, ambulance response times, and community delegations for youth robotics challenge, sustainability youth initiative, economic development, workforce development and more

2017 Asset Management Plan

County Council will receive the 2017 Asset Management Plan on October 11, an update from the 2014 Plan that shows more than 60% of the County’s assets are in “good” or better condition, with 30% rated as “excellent.”

At the same time, an analysis weighing the current state of the County’s assets against the target service level to be delivered through each asset shows a $7.2 million gap in annual funding based on a 100-year planning horizon.

Ontario’s municipalities are required to maintain an asset management plan under the provincial government’s Building Together long-term infrastructure strategy. Oxford’s Plan is designed to help the County make the best possible decisions about construction, operation, maintenance, renewal, replacement, expansion and disposal of its infrastructure assets, while minimizing financial risk and maximizing how assets are used to deliver services.

The replacement value of the County’s core infrastructure and physical assets is currently valued at $2.3 billion. Of that infrastructure, 26% is related to wastewater; 20% to water; 33% to the road network; 12% to bridges and culverts; 8% to social housing and corporate facilities; and 1% to fleet and major equipment.

Read Council report CS 2017-32 – Asset Management Plan 2017

Annual ambulance response times

County Council will review the annual 2018 Ambulance Response Time Plan next Council meeting, a requirement under theAmbulance Actthat ensures EMS (emergency medical services) response times are suited to the level of medical emergency needs across the province. A review of Oxford County Paramedic Services performance shows that response times are being met, and that Oxford’s targets for response times are consistent with those of other municipalities in Ontario.

Read Council report PHES 2017-08 – Paramedic Services Annual Response Time Performance

Other reports and presentations

  • Public Meeting – Application for OP 17-05-6 & SB 17-02-6 – Reeves Land Corp.
  • CP 2017-296 - Applications for Official Plan Amendment and Approval of Draft Plan of Subdivision OP 17-05-6 & SB 17-02-6 – Reeves Land Corp.
  • Delegation – Len Reeves, City of Woodstock Economic Development / Oxford Connection
  • Delegation – Ronda Stewart, Woodstock & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre
  • Delegation – Mary-Anne Murphy and Brian George, Oxford Creative Connections Inc.
  • Delegation – Lisa Wells and Brad Hammond, Oxford Invitational Youth Robotics Challenge
  • Delegation – Bryan Smith, ISE - Oxford Sustainability Youth Initiative
  • Delegation – Jeff Surridge, Oxford Workforce Development Partnership
  • Delegation – Don Wilson, Tony Westbrook, Donna Wilson, Joan Westbrook, Oxford County Plowmen’s Association

Questions or comments?

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