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August 14, 2019
Council this Week: Highlights from the August 14 County Council agenda

Princeton wastewater servicing review, waste recovery and reduction technology work plan, annual update on energy management plan and more

Princeton wastewater servicing review

A report that outlines various considerations in pursuing wastewater serving (sewers) in Princeton is before Council on August 14. The report sets out land use planning matters to be considered by Township and County Councils if the Village of Princeton is to be fully serviced, including the need to undertake planning studies (comprehensive review, water/wastewater servicing strategy and secondary planning) to fully understand the potential impacts of growth on the Township, as well as impacts on existing fully-serviced communities (Drumbo and Plattsville) with respect to future development and expansion.

Because water and wastewater services are “user pay,” meaning that each community funds its own cost for these services instead of applying them to the municipal tax base, the report also notes that an average residential Princeton home would incur a one-time cost of about $17,000 to finance the capital costs of the wastewater system, and then pay approximately $290 per month for wastewater services (or $596 combined for both water and wastewater services) to operate and maintain the system.

Read Council report PW 2019-39 – Princeton Wastewater Servicing Review

Waste Recovery and Reduction Technology work plan

County Council is being asked to allow staff to complete the current phase of the Waste Recovery and Reduction Technology project using approved 2019 budget, bringing the work plan to a logical conclusion point should Council decide to proceed into the project procurement phase in the future. The County’s exploration of new waste management technologies is a response to its Zero Waste Plan strategy, which aims to achieve 90% overall waste diversion by 2025 and extend the service life of the County’s landfill to the year 2100.

Read Council report PW 2019-38 - Advancing Zero Waste – Waste Recovery and Reduction Technology (WRRT) Project Plan Review

Energy Management Plan update

County Council will receive the 2019 update on the Energy Management Plan on August 14. The 2019 report shows that Oxford County actions taken since 2014 have achieved a 5% reduction in overall energy, a 6.8% reduction in electricity from 2015 levels for all buildings, and a 8.5% reduction in fleet greenhouse gas emissions as of 2017 year-end. The Plan includes recommendations for 51 energy efficiency measures and 13 goals to keep Oxford on track to achieve 100% Renewable Energy by 2050. Council will be asked in principle to endorse the proposed Plan’s actions and targets consistent with the County’s 100% Renewable Energy Plan, subject to annual business plan and budget approvals process.

Read Council report PW 2019-33 – Updated Energy Management Plan – 2019

Other reports and presentations

  • Public meeting – Application for Official Plan Amendment OP 18-07-8 - PICI Investments Inc. (CP 2019-237)
  • Public meeting – Application for Official Plan Amendment OP 19-06-5 - Wilma Pow (CP 2019-235)
  • CP 2019-237 – Application for Official Plan Amendment OP18-07-8 – PICI Investments Inc.
  • CP 2019-235 – Application for Official Plan Amendment OP19-06-5 – Wilma Pow
  • CP 2019-240 – Application for Draft Plan of Condominium and Exemption from Draft Plan Approval CD18-06-8 – 2072627 Ontario Inc.
  • PW 2019-36 – Proposed Long Point Source Protection Plan Update
  • CS 2019-28 – Multi Year Accessibility Plan Update
  • CS 2019-29 – Business Plan and Budget Review – 2nd Quarter


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