Municipality of Middlesex Centre
Municipal Update, February 25, 2021
To help keep you informed of what is happening at Middlesex Centre we send out regular updates on our website and Facebook and Twitter accounts, and through our e-newsletter.
Community Improvement Plan Grants: Apply Now!
The Community Improvement Plan (CIP) looks to revitalize areas across Middlesex Centre by providing funds to local businesses.

Six funding streams are available, including grants for façade and signage, accessibility improvements, and renovation costs related to a significant public health event, among others.

Depending on the funding stream, businesses may be eligible for up to $5,000 in grants or reimbursements.

Applications are due by March 31, 2021.
COVID-19: Municipal Service Update
At this time the municipal office remains closed. Staff are available by phone and email, and many services are available on our website or by appointment.

Adult Skating Resumes

Adult (18+) Public Skating is back at the Komoka Wellness Centre on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00-11:50 am (10 skaters max). In order to pre-screen for COVID-19, skaters must register by phone each morning if they wish to skate. Please call 519-601-8022 ext. 110 to register. Registration begins at 9:00 am. 

Regular fees of $3.50 per person or $2.50 for those 55+ apply. A discounted 20-visit skate pass is available. 

Komoka Wellness Centre and Delaware Community Centre Reopen

The Komoka Wellness Centre has reopened. Ice rental is available with strict COVID-19 precautions in place. Please check with the YMCA and Middlesex Centre Library for information on their programs and hours, as they may differ and change during this time.

The Delaware Community Centre is now available for small group rentals.
Parks are open for general use. If you are visiting a Middlesex Centre park please practice physical distancing (2 m apart) and avoid gathering in groups outside of your household. If an area is busy, come back at a later time.

Tax Due Date Change

Tax bills were issued in early February. In response to COVID-19, your first property tax instalment, traditionally due in February, will be due March 31, 2021. 

You will see a similar change to the due date of your water bill issued in February. 

Note: If you pay your taxes by monthly pre-authorized payment, funds will be withdrawn at your usual schedule. Any prior outstanding balances on your property taxes and/or utility bill will continue to accrue interest. 

Keeping Up-to-Date

The status of municipal services and facilities continues to change in response to COVID-19. Please check our website the most up-to-date information.
February 2021 Council Meeting Highlights
At the February 3rd meeting, Council:

  • approved the Project Charter for the Middlesex Centre Community Services Master Plan project.

  • passed an Interim Control By-law with respect to consent applications related to residence surplus to a farm operation as a result of consolidation.

  • approved a five-year lease agreement with the Ilderton branch of the Middlesex County Library.

Mayor DeViet opened the February 17th meeting with remarks in honour of former Mayor Al Edmondson, who passed away on February 7th. During the meeting, Council:

  • appointed Sue Cates as the new councillor for Ward 4.

  • received the annual water and wastewater systems performance reports for 2020. The reports, prepared for the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, showed Middlesex Centre’s systems to be operating soundly over the past year.

  • received a summary of the planning applications in Middlesex Centre for last year. In total, 101 new applications were received in 2020, in addition to those in progress.

  • approved the purchase of new asset management software, which will allow municipal staff to more easily keep information up-to-date, and to better track and manage assets.
Welcome incoming Ward 4 Councillor Sue Cates

Middlesex Centre Council is pleased to appoint Sue Cates as the new councillor for Ward 4, an area which includes the villages of Kilworth and Komoka. Ms. Cates will be sworn in at the March 10 council meeting.

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Community Services Master Plan Update

In 2021, we are updating the Community Services Master Plan, which will guide recreational programming, services and infrastructure over the next 5 years. Watch for updates coming in the next few months on how you can provide input into the plan.

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Gypsy Moth Field Study Underway

Middlesex Centre is conducting field survey to gather data on the extent of local gypsy moth infestations and the health of infested trees. This research will help determine the best course of action for dealing with gypsy moths in our municipality.

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Stormwater Management Ponds: Stay off the Ice

Even if they look frozen, stormwater ponds are not safe for skating, sledding or even walking across. The water going into the ponds, including melting snow and ice, may contain salt and other contaminants that can make any ice that forms unstable.

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Reduced Load Limits in effect for March and April

To keep our municipal roads in tip-top shape, Middlesex Centre has reduced load limits in place for March and April. Watch for signs on local roads, and visit the website or contact the office for a list of roads with load restrictions in place.

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Winter Parking Reminder

With a few more weeks of winter ahead, remember there is no parking on municipal roads from 2:00 am to 7:00 am between Labour Day and Victoria Day. This is particularly important to allow for snow clearing.

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Concerns about Roads, Parks, Facilities? Let us know!
Notice municipal parks or property in need of repair or attention?

If you have non-urgent or general concerns about roads and snow plowing, parks or municipal facilities, you can report a concern at any time through our website.
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Municipality of Middlesex Centre
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