Wyoming, ON - At its regular meeting Wednesday, November 4, 2015, Lambton County Council:
Ratified a 4-year collective agreement with 80 full-time and 60 part-time members of SEIU Local 1 (County of Lambton paramedics), retroactive to March 2014 with pay increases of 2% per year (1.5% paid in April of each year with 0.5% paid six months later).
Acknowledged and presented Recognition plaques to Dr. Ruth Grogan in appreciation of generous donations and ongoing support to the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lu in appreciation of generous donations and ongoing support to the County's Cultural Services Division; to Ms. Kathleen Bush in appreciation of generous donations and ongoing support to Sarnia Library; to Mr. Harry Flummerfelt in appreciation of his generous donation to North Lambton Lodge; and to the Ontario Genealogical Society Lambton County Branch in appreciation of the generous donations and ongoing support of Lambton County Archives.
Heard a presentation from representatives of Lambton College regarding the post-secondary institution's project to construct a Health and Research Centre, to which the County generously contributed.
Held the Annual General Meeting of the County of Lambton Community Development Corporation (owner of the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park) and heard a presentation from the Park's Executive Director.
Formalized its equity investment in the County of Lambton Community Development Corporation in the form of debenture.
Entered into a 10-year agreement (effective November 3, 2015) with the Town of Petrolia for the maintenance of County Roads and other related matters of shared interest in the Town.
Directed staff to develop and finalize with the Municipality of South Middlesex an agreement for a two-year term regarding part-time services to be purchased for the administration and enforcement of the Ontario Building Code.
Accepted 100% provincial funding in the amount of $18,200 under the Electronic Cigarettes Act.
Noted the successful launch of the (fentanyl) Patch 4 Patch Program.
Noted the pending retirement of the General Manager, Cultural Services.
Endorsed making a formal request of the Premier of Ontario to direct the provincial Minister of Transportation to meet with a Lambton County-based delegation to discuss local road maintenance issues.
Noted a Special Budget Priorities Meeting of Council will be held at approximately 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
Noted that County Council is next scheduled to meet in regular Open Session at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2015.
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