Bluewater Area Family Health Team Campaign

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The Bluewater Area Family Health Team hosted an open house last night to provide residents and interested parties an opportunity to learn about their expansion plans. While they do have government funding, there is still a need for $600,000 to purchase things like equipment, furniture etc. that do not fall under the grant. BAFHT has now received charitable status so the campaign has begun!

While it does seem like a huge goal, this is a very significant project that will be an outstanding milestone in health care, not just in Bluewater, but all of Huron County.
www.bluewaterareafht.ca

Huron County Health Unit and Health Issues with IWT’s

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Recently Council asked staff to look into the best way to track complaints or reports of health issues believed to be related to Industrial Wind Turbines. After consulting with the Health Unit, it continues to be recommended that if residents have health concerns regarding wind turbines they must contact the Spills Action Centre at the Ministry of the Environment at 1-800-268-6060. If after they investigate and if they are unable to address their concerns, the next step is to send their concerns to the Health Unit electronically to hchu@huroncounty.ca for further review and investigation.

There is interesting information being circulated this week.

Huron County Health Unit and IWT report

Bayfield Ratepayers Association

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Bayfield Ratepayers 2016 Budget Letter

The Bayfield Ratepayers Association have crafted a letter to council with recommendations for the 2016 Budget. BSRA recognizes BRA’s concern for the financial state of the municipality and supports council in the difficult decisions that must be made moving forward, however as a Board could not agree to fully endorse the document.

  • With the uncontrolled expenses, it is not possible for a tax freeze.
  • It is not completely clear that the Road Grant Program is not in the umbrella of “Grant business”.
  • While the question may exist as to how the the Water Testing Program should be funded, it is currently through a municipal grant.

Adoption of Strategic Plan

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It is expected that the new Strategic Plan for the Municipality of Bluewater will be adopted during a Special Council Meeting, following the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, March 7, 2016 which begins at 7 PM in the council chambers the Stanley Complex.