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A Message From Mayor Seeley

Hello everyone, I hope everyone had the best possible Thanksgiving during these very difficult times. Not being able to celebrate with family is likely the most difficult part of accepting that we are in a pandemic.

As COVID cases are rising currently, the Municipal Office will remain closed. The Majority of services, if not all, are available online. If you know anyone that is not able to receive a service please don’t hesitate to email [email protected] or call the office at 519-763-1226.

Please continue to practice social distancing, washing hands and wearing masks, every little bit of effort helps in preventing the spread of COVID 19.

I wanted to let everyone know that I we have a small success story. The Provincial Government had proposed changes to aggregate policy which would have permitted extraction of aggregates in the habitat of endangered and threatened species. We caught this proposed change early enough that the Government did not implement the policy amendment. With the assistance of Wellington County and it’s member Municipalities, Top Aggregate Producing Municipalities of Ontario (TAPMO), comments were submitted against the proposal. A small win for the environment!!

In November the appeals tribunal case will begin in regards to our position that Aggregate sites are not paying their fair share of taxes thus putting the tax burden on you, the local home owner and farmers.

The Concession 7 bridge over Mill Creek should be completed by the time this article is published and thus we should see less trucks through Aberfoyle. The Round-a-bout at Cty rd 34 and Brock rd should also be completed. The top layer of asphalt within the round-a-bouts will be completed in 2021.

Let’s all enjoy the fall weather while we can and again I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Mayor James Seeley