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Town of BWG Council Highlights-in-brief

Key decisions from the February 5 Council meeting

The highlights-in-brief provide a glimpse at the decisions made by Town of BWG Council at their most recent meeting. A more detailed version is available on the Town website at Complete agendas and minutes of every Council and committee meeting are published at

  • The Town will receive $278,939 in gas tax funds from the province of Ontario for the 2018/19 period. The money will be used to pay for transit improvements
  • A BWG Transit stop located on Holland Court was removed due to very low rider use and difficulties parking the bus on the curved road. A new flex-service will be implemented for this location only – during non-peak hours (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday), riders will be able to call in advance to be picked up on Holland Court, or ask the bus driver to drop them off there. Details will be announced later this month.(Decisions made in Committee of the Whole are not final until approved at a subsequent Regular Council meeting.)
  • The Town willrevisit policies regarding cost recovery from insurance providers following house fires. The aim is to reduce the burden on residents caused by insurance providers that refuse to pay the portion due to cover fire department costs.
  • The annual Enforcement report for 2018 included the following stats:
    • 1,232 service requests fulfilled, primarily related to traffic, garbage and clean yards
    • 5,517 parking tickets issued
    • 69 charges issued under the Provincial Offences Act
    • 103 business licenses issued
    • 846 dog tags sold
    • $3,000 worth of toys collected and donated to local families in need through the new Toys-for-Tickets campaign
    • continued prioritization of traffic enforcement and school zone patrols
  • The Committee of the Whole agreed that the Santa Claus parade will remain on the third Saturday of November to ensure that organizers can continue to book the bands and floats that are only available to BWG on that weekend. Remembrance Day banners will remain up until the end of Novemberto ensure an appropriate period of respect for our veterans.