August 2018
Middlesex Centre Communicator
Council Highlights

Stay informed on Council meetings & decisions through our municipal website.

August Meeting of Council

September Meetings of Council
  • Wednesday, Sep 12, 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, Sep 26, 6:00 pm
2018 Municipal Elections
The 2018 Municipal Elections will be held on
Monday, October 22nd, 2018
For more information on the Municipal Election - visit our Elections 2018 web page

For all Questions related to the 2018 Municipal Election, Please Contact:

Ann Wright - Clerk
519-666-0190 extension 225
With school back in session, please have regard for regulatory signs in our residential areas. School buses loading and unloading, along with parents dropping children off at school, increases the obstructions for safe pedestrian travel.  Please park responsibly and obey posted signs.  
This may sound like a personal question - but it should be asked! The Ontario Building Code requires pumping of septic tanks once the amount of accumulated sludge and scum take up one third of the tank’s capacity.  A traditional rule to follow is pumping the tank every five years . If your tank hasn’t been pumped for the past five years, it may be wise to have this done before winter approaches.
Middlesex Centre is developing a new Website?
We are as frustrated with our current website as you are. Middlesex Centre has recently selected London, Ontario-based Digital Echidna to develop a new website.

The website will be developed using a Drupal platform. Drupal is an open-source software maintained and developed by a community of over one million users and developers.

The website is expected to go live in early 2019.
Check out our informational flyer about municipal finance and reserves in
Middlesex Centre
The Ilderton Fall Fair is quickly approaching!

Friday, September 28th - Sunday, September 30th
Get your shovels ready and help put trees back into our roadside landscape.

The committee for TREES MIDDLESEX CENTRE is encouraging landowners in the Municipality to plant trees along our roadsides. Available varieties are native hardwood trees and are available to interested landowners at a subsidized cost.

You can choose from Oak, several varieties of Maple, and Sycamore. There are no evergreen options.

In the past six years, TREES MIDDLESEX CENTRE has provided over 1,900 roadside trees. Many of the old trees are dying and as a result they either fall or are taken down. Young replacement trees are valuable to our environment.

Now is the time to plant new ones!

Cost is $15.00 per tree. This fee provides a six foot tree, a white stake and tie, plastic tile to protect the trunk and mulch. 

Place your order before October 31st, 2018 to assure variety choice.

Don’t miss the deadline. To place orders or to obtain additional information, please contact:
Bill Thirlwall @ 519-666-1676
Mels Vanderlaan @ 519-666-2423

** Roadside trees should be planted on private property and not in the municipal right-of-way.  Residents who are unsure of the municipal delineation of the right-of-way on their property should consult with the Municipality of Middlesex Centre Public Works & Engineering Department – 519-666-0190**
Photo/Design by Matt Hiscox Photography
Established in 1990, Dairy Lane Systems Limited, has strategically partnered with innovative dairy equipment companies worldwide to provide the most complete product offering on the market. With over 25 years of experience in barn design, construction and service, the company has become a leader in the progressive dairy industry. In addition to providing fully integrated milking parlour systems, DLS brings to its customers cutting-edge technology in milking processes, manure management practices and cow comfort.

Dairy lane Systems is located on Egremont Drive (County Road 22) right here in Middlesex Centre!
September 7 - Delaware Speedway Championship Night - Late Modes, Super Stocks, Tucks, V8 Stocks (Race Start 7:30 pm)
For full details check out Delaware Speedway website
September 12 - Middlesex Centre Meeting of Council (6:00 pm)
September 14 & 15 - Delaware Speedway Great Canadian Race Weekend
For full details check out Delaware Speedway website
September 14 - Komoka Kings Home Game vs Strathroy (7:15 pm)
For full details and schedules, check out the Komoka Kings website
September 15 - Middlesex Centre Archives "Historical Landmarks Tour" Delaware Township Launch (1 pm - 4 pm)
Enjoy a day in the country and your convenience and travel the roads to learn about the historical landmarks in old Delaware Township - established in 1794 See Flyer above or visit the Middlesex Centre Archives website
September 15 - London Knights vs. Erie Otters at the Komoka Wellness & Recreation Centre (7 pm)
Hosted by the Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs. Enjoy a London Knights exhibition game at the Komoka Wellness & Recreation Centre (1 Tunks Lane, Komoka). For ticket information, email (VIP Tickets 19+ $25, General Admission $20)
September 16 - Poplar Hill Lions Pancake Breakfast (9 am - 1 pm)
Come enjoy pancake breakfast in Poplar Hill Park (24375 Poplar Hill Rd) with the community and Poplar Hill Lions! $10 per person at the pavilion on the day for an amazing breakfast. All proceeds go back to our community! Facebook Event Link
September 18 - The Business Help Centre "Grow Your Business with Online Reviews" (9 am - 11:30 am)
Find out how to appropriately respond to both good and bad reviews, and how to minimize the risk of negative reviews in the future. Registration Link
September 18 - Komoka Kings Home Game vs Strathroy (7:15 pm)
For full details and schedules, check out the Komoka Kings website
September 22 - Delaware Speedway Round 2 of the Rockstar Supercross Tour (Race Start 7:00 pm)
For full details check out Delaware Speedway website
September 23 - Delaware Legion Br #598 4th Annual "Show and Shine" Car Show (1 pm - 5 pm)
Come and show your Hot Rod/Car/Motorcycle & Truck Off! Music, Food & Drinks Available. Proceeds go to the Homeless Veteran Fund Facebook Link
September 25 - The Business Help Centre "Introduction to Wave and Xero Accounting Packages (9 am - 10:30 am)
Do you own a small business and are unsure of what accounting software to use? Sign up for this informational session where the team from MPW will introduce you to Wave and Xero online accounting software! Registration Link
September 26 - Middlesex Centre Meeting of Council (6:00 pm)
September 27 - Delaware Lioness 2nd Charity Quarter Auction - "Ladies Night Out (6 pm - 8:30 pm)
SAVE THE DATE! The Delaware Lioness are excited to bring you a second charity quarter auction at the Delaware Community Centre (2652 Gideon Drive) Facebook Event Link
September 28 - 31 - Ilderton Fall Fair
The Best Fall Fair around! For full details, visit the I lderton Fall Fair (Ilderton Agricultural Society) website
September 29 - Delaware Speedway Pumpkin Smasher - Bone Stock Championship, Demolition Derby (Race Start 4:00 pm)
For full details check out Delaware Speedway website
September 29 - Komoka Kings Home Game vs St. Marys (7:15 pm)
For full details and schedules, check out the Komoka Kings website
Let us know about your local community event!

Michael Barnier
519-666-0190 extension 259
To pay Middlesex Centre bills through your online banking:
Water bills, dog licenses and drains:
Payee:  Middlesex Centre Utilities
Account #:  10-digit account number as listed on your bill or statement
Property taxes:
Payee: Middlesex Centre Taxes
Account #:  19-digit roll number as listed on your property tax bill or statement

* RBC users will need to exclude the first 4 digits, “3939” and enter the remaining 14 digits only.
Please allow time for bank processing when paying online. We recommend that all online payments are made 3 days before the due date in order to avoid potential late penalties.
Did you know Middlesex Centre offers two options to receive your bills electronically?

  1. e-mail delivery:  PDF attachment to provided email address. 
  2. e-commerce:  Allows residents to login to access current and historical bills

Visit us online at or to signup or contact the Water Billing Department (X264) for more information!

Municipality of Middlesex Centre
10227 Ilderton Road, Ilderton, ON, N0M 2A0