We have our second Wilmot meeting of the day, a council meeting, which begins at 7pm. Here's the agenda, and you can read the full package at calendar.wilmot.ca//townshipcalen…. Proceedings will be streamed live at youtube.com/channel/UCcA8f….
Here we go.

In lieu of a moment's silence, Mayor Armstrong congratulates Professor Frances Westley on receiving the Order of Canada for her work in social innovation.

Coun Gerber reads the land acknowledgement.
No additions to the agenda. No disclosures of pecuniary interest.

On to the minutes of the previous meeting.

Coun Hallman asks the clerk for results of a review of the work program, which was discussed on Dec 7.

The minutes have been approved.
There's now a public meeting to discuss the Glen Shantz Drain Court of Revision. No written appeals were received, and there are no verbal appeals.

RECOMMENDATION - THAT a Court of Revision now be called for the purposes of the Glen Shantz Municipal Drain.

Next up is the consent agenda. Both items on the agenda have been passed by council.
Three quick by-laws were passed.

Notices of Motion:
Coun Gordijk suggests a direction to staff to look into the Township joining the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities en.ccunesco.ca/networks/coali…

Coun Fisher urges residents to stick to provincial guidelines as the Township sees a surge in COVID infections, particularly in Baden. He talks about family members who have contracted the virus.
Coun Hallman thanks Coun Fisher for his announcement.

She talks about the mental health aspects of COVID, and refers to a young doctor who lost her life to suicide.

She thanks @ShopLocalSanta for passionately supporting local businesses throughout the holidays.
She thanks her fellow council members and staff, as well as local residents, for upholding the values of democracy.
Coun Pfenning echoes Coun Hallman's comments about democracy. She talks about a community puzzle piece initiative.

She also talks about the rising local COVID infections and acknowledges that people are tired and eager to get back to normal.
Coun Gordijk says that there are funding supports from the federal and provincial governments for businesses.

She thanks staff and fellow council members for their hard work during a tough 2020.
Meeting adjourned at 7:24pm.

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