Mayor Steve Ferguson read a proclamation to recognize Earth Day on April 22. The Mayor read correspondence from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities regarding Prince Edward County’s call to action for municipalities to support Ukraine.
Council voted to rescind the mandatory vaccination policy for staff in light of the Province lifting COVID-19 restrictions.
Council approved a plan to implement a new governance model for the PEC Affordable Housing Corporation that would better leverage the operational support of the municipality. The plan includes changing the process by which Board vacancies are filled to continue to ensure the independence of the Affordable Housing Corporation Board.
Council received the annual report of the Environmental Advisory Committee from Chair Jane Lesslie.
Received a deputation from Ramona Roblin and Alison Kelly regarding period poverty, resulting in a motion directing staff to investigate a pilot project to provide free period products in The County’s public washrooms. Stephanie Roth addressed Council regarding a project to construct pickleball courts in Picton. The deputation resulted in a motion to designate the project as a “project of community interest” to facilitate charitable donations, and for the municipality to work with PEC Pickleball to find a location for the courts during the Parks & Recreation Master Plan process.
Next Council Meeting: April 14, 2022 (Special meeting regarding Destination Marketing Organization)
This summary is not a complete record of the proceedings of the meeting. For the official record, please refer to the minutes in the next Council agenda. A video of this meeting is available on The County’s YouTube Channel.