The Township of Wellington North officially has an Indigenous Land Acknowledgement following Tuesday’s council meeting.
CAO Brooke Lambert said, “I feel like it’s very appropriate it’s coming to council for consideration during National Indigeneous History Month.”
Consultant Martin Cooper from ASI gave a report on how the land acknowledgement was researched and structured.
The motion was passed unanimously.
Sean Kelly presented the updated Community Improvement Plan for 2023.
He explained successes so far, goals of a community improvement plan, and opportunities presented.
The updated plan was approved by Council, along with grants to the Arthur Chamber of Commerce, Sacred Heart Church in Kenilworth, and the Mount Forest Museum & Archives.
Council passed a new zoning by-law for cannabis operations in the Township.
This does not regulate the growing of plants for recreational purposes under the Cannabis Act.
Staff recommendations came following two years of reports and study, looking at best practices across the province.
Council received and supported the draft plan of a subdivision for VED Homes in Arthur, and approved development agreements with Maple Hill estates in Mount Forest, and Seawaves Homes in Arthur.
The By-Law Enforcement services agreement with the City of Guelph was extended by Council.
Mayor Andy Lennox said, “From my perspective this has worked very well. I trust this has been working well from an internal perspective.”
Council were unanimous in their support of the partnership.