MEDIA RELEASE: COUNCIL MEETING - NOVEMBER 7, 2017

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Municipality of Port Hope Council Meeting  - November 7, 2017

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - Port Hope, ON

Below is a summary of key items discussed at the Municipality of Port Hope regular Council Meeting held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The full agenda and staff reports are available on the Council Portal.

Canada Day in the Municipality of Port Hope
After consideration of a report from the Parks, Recreation and Culture department, council passed a resolution permitting for the Canada Day Celebrations to continue in the Municipality of Port Hope and that the Canada Day Committee structure and financial resources be allocated in the 2018 Operating Budget based on Option 3: Municipally Managed in the amount of $45,000.

Rural Ward Roadside Waste and Recyclable Collection Information Request
Council considered a recommendation from the Works and Engineering Committee, and passed a resolution requesting the following information from Northumberland County Staff in the Transportation and Waste Department:

1. Create and implement an educational information campaign, including a public meeting, with the involvement of a representative from the Centre of Excellence in Recycling Working Group, directed to Ward 2 residents identifying the potential advantages and benefits of waste pick up.
2. Following the completion of this educational information campaign, undertake a survey of Municipality of Port Hope Ward 2 residents to assess their level of interest in Roadside collection of Residential Waste and Recyclables. This resolution will be considered by County Council.

Appointment of Director of Works and Engineering
Council appointed Khurram Tunio as Director of Works and Engineering for the Corporation of the Municipality of Port Hope. Mr. Tunio, who officially joined the Municipality on October 10, has broad work experience in the municipal sector and began his career as a Project Engineer in a consulting firm, followed by progressively more responsible positions as Senior Project Engineer and more recently as Manager of Capital Projects in a large Municipality. Mr. Tunio has attained a Masters in Engineering and is working on the Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership with the Schulich School of Business.

Minutes from this meeting will be available pending approval at the next Council meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at which point they will become the official record of the meeting.

A recording of the November 7, 2017 Regular Council meeting and the Committee of the Whole meeting is available at porthope.ca/council-communications.

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For more information, please contact:
Kate Ingram
Communications / Community Engagement Coordinator
905-885-4544 x2248
kingram@porthope.ca