Municipality of Middlesex Centre
Municipal Update, July 28, 2020
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Mayor's Message: Shop Local!
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Hello everyone,

One of the groups in our community that has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic is our small business sector. While some local businesses were able to ‘pivot’ by developing different ways of safely providing their goods and services, for others there were no alternate ways of conducting business and they had to wait until Stage 3 to finally reopen.

Small businesses normally operate with tight margins but during the lockdown many incurred ongoing expenses while at the same time losing significant revenue. We need to help our local business people stay in business and get back on track!

Our local businesses are important to the vitality and sustainability our communities. They provide local jobs. Their unique products attract visitors to Middlesex Centre, which in turn provide other opportunities for our residents. Diversification of the tax base strengthens our municipal financial position, and services closer to home provide convenience and peace of mind for residents.

I’m encouraging all of you to continue to “shop local!” Actively seek out opportunities to expand your network of local shopping connections and recommend our vendors, shop keepers and service providers to people you know. You really can get almost everything you need right here in Middlesex Centre!

Stay well,

Mayor Aina DeViet
COVID-19: Masks and Face Coverings

Masks or face coverings are required to be worn in all indoor spaces that are publicly accessible in the County of Middlesex. For details on what that means in Middlesex Centre, and for answers to some common questions, please visit our website.

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COVID-19: Reopening Middlesex Centre

Municipal services and facilities are reopening in a phased-in approach under the "Stage 3 Reopening" announced by the Province. Please see the municipal website for the most up-to-date information.

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Yard Sales and COVID-19

While yard sales are not prohibited by the Province of Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic, anyone holding a sale must meet all required safety precautions. Please see the website for more information.

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"Looking Ahead" Survey now Open - Have your say!

We're updating our Strategic Plan and our Official Plan, key documents that will guide municipal priorities, growth and development in Middlesex Centre. Let us know what is important to you by taking our "Looking Ahead" Survey.

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Middlesex Centre Official Plan Review Meeting - Aug 12, 2020

A public meeting will be held to discuss potential revisions to the Middlesex Centre Official Plan at Council on Aug. 12. The Official Plan is a guiding document for growth and development in the municipality. Public input is welcome - see website.

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Sanitary Sewer Flushing begins last week of July

Sanitary sewer flushing is set to begin the week July 27, 2020, and will be taking place in Ilderton, Kilworth and Komoka. This maintenance program helps prevent sewer blockages, odour issues and wear on mechanical components.

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Civic Holiday Municipal Office Closure

The "virtual" Middlesex Centre office will be closed Monday, August 3, 2020, for the Civic Holiday. Waste and recycling will be collected on your regular collection day. There is no change because of the holiday.

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To Market we Go!
Middlesex Centre's community farmers' markets are open Saturdays throughout the summer. The markets have taken extra precautions in response to COVID-19.
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Komoka Community Market

Open Saturdays 9 am to 12 noon

Location: 1 Tunks Lane, Komoka (Komoka Wellness Centre Parking Lot)

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Ilderton Farmers Market

Open Saturdays 8 am to 12 noon

Location: 13230 Ilderton Rd., Ilderton (Municipal Parking Lot on the Main Street)

Visit their Website
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Ilderton Legion Bottle Drive set for August 8
The Royal Canadian Legion Ilderton Branch 531 hosts a bottle drive at the Ilderton Farmer's Market on August 8, 2020.
COVID-19: Share your Ideas, Questions & Comments

Do you have ideas, questions or comments about how Middlesex Centre is responding to the COVID-19 emergency?

Share your thoughts using our online feedback form or by contacting us by telephone or email.
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Municipality of Middlesex Centre
Phone: 519-666-0190