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Community communication by @nigelgordijk. @wilmotterryfox co-organizer. @TheWilmotPost reporter. 💉💉💉 😷 Sino-African. He/Him.
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Jul 18 25 tweets 6 min read
Here's the agenda for this evening's council meeting. Read the full package at bit.ly/3yRxCXq, watch live at , and follow along here 👇 I'll be amongst the delegations this evening, speaking about the Wilmot Terry Fox Run.
Jun 27 20 tweets 5 min read
This evening's council meeting begins at 7pm, following a closed meeting at 6pm. Read the full agenda at calendar.wilmot.ca//townshipcalen…, watch live at , or follow along here 👇 Mayor Armstrong begins proceedings by asking for a moment of reflection and appreciation of Canada Day. He says all of us should learn more about the history and diversity of this shared country.
Jun 13 45 tweets 9 min read
Here's the agenda for this evening's council meeting. Most of the items are being carried over from a loooong meeting two weeks ago. Get the full package at calendar.wilmot.ca//townshipcalen…, watch live at youtube.com/c/TownshipofWi…, or follow along here 👇 ImageImageImageImage The mayor gets things started by acknowledging #SeniorsMonth. Image
May 30 29 tweets 9 min read
This evening's council agenda looks pretty hefty because it contains three Notices of Motion. Get the full package at bit.ly/3N1WxNT, watch live at , and follow along here 👇 ImageImageImageImage There were two closed meetings preceding this regular council meeting. Brief details are noted in the agenda.
May 16 25 tweets 6 min read
This evening's council meeting begins at 7pm, following a closed meeting at 6:30pm. Full agenda at calendar.wilmot.ca//townshipcalen…. Watch live at youtube.com/c/TownshipofWi… or follow along here 👇 Mayor Armstrong starts the meeting by mentioning that May 18 will be National Museums Day, and draws attention to Castle Kilbride. (Missed an opportunity to acknowledge the victims of the massacre in Buffalo.)
Apr 25 30 tweets 7 min read
Here's the agenda for this evening's council meeting. Get the full package at calendar.wilmot.ca//townshipcalen…, then watch live at youtube.com/channel/UCcA8f… or follow along here 👇 Mayor Armstrong begins by thanking Wilmot's volunteers. #NationalVolunteerWeek
Apr 24 9 tweets 2 min read
I recently spoke with my Surinamese researcher friend, Peggy, who gave me a brief update on what she's discovered about my dad's mother's side of the family. Last year, she found information about his father's background. wilmotpost.ca/news/article.p… The research is ongoing, and there are some gaps and supposition at this stage, but here are the brief notes.
Apr 11 58 tweets 13 min read
Here's the agenda for part two of the special council meeting regarding the Hallman Pit rezoning application. The remainder of the delegations from last week will ne heard. The full agenda is at bit.ly/3uw7SPb. Watch live at or follow along here. Mayor Armstrong begins the meeting by reminding people that this meeting is continuing following a recess from last week. Coun Gordijk has a pecuniary interest, so she is not in attendance.

Coun Fisher with the territorial acknowledgement.
Apr 11 43 tweets 8 min read
There are two council meetings today. The 1st is a regular meeting, starting at 5pm. Get the full agenda at bit.ly/3Jw1pIg, watch at bit.ly/3gvRTc8, or follow along here 👇

The 2nd meeting, at 7pm, is a continuation of last week's special gravel pit meeting. Mayor Armstrong begins the meeting by requesting a moment's silence to honour William (Bill) Weichel, who passed away recently.
Apr 4 66 tweets 21 min read
Here's the agenda for this evening's special council meeting, with just one topic up for discussion. You can watch live at youtube.com/channel/UCcA8f…, or follow along here. A rezoning application to allow for a gravel pit in Shingletown is up for discussion, with a vote expected this evening. There is too much documentation to include in the staff report, but all of it is available on the Township's website at wilmot.ca/zca-11-19.
Apr 4 5 tweets 2 min read
"Queen Elizabeth I endorsed England's first forays into the slave trade that turned the population of the Caribbean black, through kidnap of countless African people. The Royal African Company...is the business responsible for enslaving more Africans than any other." "The Caribbean is the British equivalent of the American South -- the only difference is an ocean that means Britain can pretend these are foreign countries they bear no responsibility for." edition.cnn.com/2022/03/30/opi…
Apr 3 7 tweets 3 min read
Really enjoying some great documentaries this weekend. This one is about Grise Fjord, a community created by the Canadian govt to assert northern sovereignty in 1953 by forcing Inuit to move there. They discovered no buildings or familiar wildlife.
cbcgem.app/wKpDW3uZgMkgQK… JAAT SDIIHLTL'LXA: Woman Who Returns is about Heather Hatch, who is Haida and white Canadian. She tries to find a sense of belonging but faces challenges because clans are matrilineal. It was her late father who was Haida.
cbcgem.app/4Y4YQftmLwyKuZ…
Mar 28 59 tweets 11 min read
Here's the agenda for this evening's council meeting, which begins at 7pm. The full package is at calendar.wilmot.ca//townshipcalen…. Watch live at youtube.com/channel/UCcA8f… or follow along here 👇 The start of the meeting didn't stream on time, so I missed the first few minutes.

Happening now: Presentation by Andrew Martin (Manager of Planning/EDO) regarding a zone change application for 85 Snyder’s Road East (p11).
Mar 14 17 tweets 4 min read
Looks like a light agenda for this evening's council meeting (Ha! HA!). Get the full package at calendar.wilmot.ca//townshipcalen…, watch live at bit.ly/3gvRTc8, and follow along here 👇 The meeting begins with Mayor Armstrong offering a tone of optimism by asking residents to celebrate the start of spring.
Feb 28 51 tweets 11 min read
Tonight's council meeting begins at 7pm. Get the agenda package at bit.ly/3HiYiCn and watch on YT here bit.ly/3gvRTc8. Under Correspondence in the agenda is a 349-page collection of all the submissions during the MZO public consultation wilmot.ca/mzo. ImageImageImage Council is reconvening after a closed session earlier this evening. Councillor Pfenning sends her regrets and is not attending the meeting.

Mayor Armstrong asks for a moment's silence and reflection on the situation in Ukraine. "Our thoughts are with you."
Feb 14 25 tweets 4 min read
The fourth Ad Hoc Budget Advisory Committee meeting begins at 5pm today.
- Full package bit.ly/3syM7MA
- Watch live bit.ly/3sMXu3M
- Follow along here 👇 Mayor Armstrong greets everyone and asks for a moment to acknowledge that we're in week #100 of the pandemic, and he thanks staff for continuing to show up, day in and day out.
Feb 7 36 tweets 7 min read
This evening's regular council meeting begins at 7pm, preceded by a closed meeting at 6pm. The first item on the agenda below describes the purpose of the closed.

Full agenda: bit.ly/3gvSBpO
Watch live: bit.ly/3HA0eHM
Follow here 👇 The closed will now be held after the regular meeting and the paused ad hoc budget meeting.

Mayor Armstrong gets things going at 7:09pm. He again mentions that this is #BlackLivesMatter, a time to honour Black Canadians who have helped shape the nation.
Feb 7 44 tweets 7 min read
Busy day of meetings for council today.
- Budget ad hoc committee @ 5pm (package bit.ly/3GzHozh; watch live bit.ly/3gvRTc8)
- Closed meeting @ 6pm
- Regular council meeting @ 7pm (I'll have a separate thread for this meeting)

Follow the budget meeting here 👇 Mayor Armstrong begins the meeting with a moment's silence and mentions #BlackHistoryMonth .
Jan 17 38 tweets 7 min read
Here's the agenda for tonight's council meeting. The full package is available at calendar.wilmot.ca//townshipcalen…. Watch live at youtube.com/channel/UCcA8f… and follow along here 👇 ImageImageImageImage Mayor Armstrong gets the meeting started by asking residents to look out for their neighbours during the heavy snow. Image
Jan 4 84 tweets 16 min read
Here's the agenda for today's Special Council Meeting at 5pm "to consider a request for Township of Wilmot support of an MZO application...affecting 1265 & 1299 Waterloo St in New Hamburg." Get the full package at calendar.wilmot.ca/townshipcalend… and watch live at . Some key pages from the agenda package:

Staff report (p3)

MZO request letter from Cachet (p15)

Draft zoning order, prepared by Township staff (p19)

Planning & Urban Design Rationale, by Bousfields (p58)

Wilmot Village Master Plan by Cachet and Bousfields (p73)
Dec 13, 2021 38 tweets 7 min read
Wilmot's 2022 budget discussions begin today at 5pm, and here's the agenda for the first meeting. Get the full package and watch the meeting live at calendar.wilmot.ca//townshipcalen…. ImageImageImageImage Mayor Armstrong gets things started with a moment of silence to think of loved ones at this time of year. The territorial acknowledgement is read by Coun Hallman. Image