May 2018
Middlesex Centre Communicator
Council Highlights
Please note, that in order to better serve residents, Meetings of Council now begin at 6:00 pm.

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

May Meetings of Council

June Meetings of Council
  • Wednesday, June 6th, 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 20th, 6:00 pm
May 2018 Council Highlights

2018 Municipal Elections
The 2018 Municipal Elections will be held on
Monday, October 22nd, 2018
What does a School Board Trustee do? How do you become a Trustee?
Answer these questions and more by visiting the
A full PDF Guide has also been provided for prospective School Board Trustees:
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
The Community Services department is seeking residents’ input and feedback on 5 key service areas:

  • facilities
  • parks and open spaces
  • customer service
  • communications
  • programs

Your feedback will guide the Department to measure department goals, set priorities, and assist with department budget planning. This survey will be accessible until July 19, 2018.

Included at the end of the survey are some demographic questions that will only be used to help categorize the feedback. This survey should take you about 20 minutes and all answers are anonymous
Splash Pads!
Middlesex Centre has 3 splash pads in the municipality to help you and your family cool off and have fun! The splash pads are located at:

 Westbrook Park
58 Westbrook Drive

Heritage Park
22609 Hyde Park Road

 Wellness and Recreation Complex
1 Tunks Lane
Open Air Burn By-Law: Quick Guide
Middlesex Centre reminds residents that there is no open burning during designated poor air quality days. Please monitor these advisories before starting any open burns. To check current advisories from Environment Canada:
Watch your Grass and Weeds

With the arrival of warm weather, lawns are now growing quickly. Middlesex Centre’s Property Standards – Clearing of Land By-law requires grass to be cut regularly and kept at a height of not more than 150 mm (six inches). Please have regard for the appearance of your property and maintain your lawn within these limits. Your neighbours thank you. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact our By-law Enforcement Department.
Septic Maintenance

Since summer is nearly here, it is a good time to have your septic tank pumped out by a licensed contractor. It is recommended that septic tanks be pumped every three to five years to keep the solids from accumulating and plugging up the disposal field. While pumping the tank, the baffles should be inspected to ensure that they are in good condition.  If you have any questions regarding your septic system, please contact our building department.
For all Questions related to Building and By-Law Enforcement, Please Contact:

519-666-0190 extension 241
Municipality of Middlesex Centre Leads in Developing its Green Fleet Plan
The Municipality of Middlesex Centre, Ontario, Canada recently purchased two 2018 Chevrolet Bolt battery electric vehicles (BEVs) -- level three electric vehicles – in the Municipality's response to the development of its Comprehensive Fleet Review, Analysis and Green Fleet Plan in partnership with Richmond Sustainability Initiatives - Fleet Challenge, Toronto, Ontario; to combat climate change and poor air quality -- and has become one of several governments in Canada to include level three electric vehicles in its fleet....
The 2018 Spring Centreline Magazine should be arriving to your mailbox very shortly!
Featured in the Spring 2018 Centreline:
  • Vintners of Kilworth
  • D&S Pianos
  • Annie's Chocolates
  • Bluewater Recycling Association (BRA)
  • Municipal property purchasing/sales
  • Coldstream Net Zero Firehall
  • 2018 Ontario Synchronized Skating Championships
  • Middlesex Centre Green Fleet

A special thanks to all businesses and sponsors of the Spring 2018 Centreline:
  • Scrimgeour & Company
  • Middlesex Mutual Insurance Co.
  • London Air Show
  • Sifton Properties

J une 1 - Ilderton Agricultural Beef BBQ Dinner
Beef BBQ Meal, $15 per Adult, $7.50 per Child (6-12), Kids 6 and Under Free. Live and Silent Auctions. Advanced Ticket Sales Only - Available at Floral Temptations, Excel Pharmacy, or 519-666-1488 (CASH ONLY) Facebook Event Post

June 2 - Komoka Town-wide Garage Sale 8 am - 1 pm
A great opportunity to find hidden gems. Reduce Reuse and Recycle!

June 2 - Komoka Summer Shopping Extravaganza Event (Komoka Community Centre) 10 am - 3 pm
Hosted by Middlesex Shopping Extravaganza Events - while you're out shopping around the town, be sure to stop by the Komoka Community Centre (133 Queen Street), Free Admission - 40+ vendors, door prizes, character visits for the little ones Facebook Event Post

June 2 - Positive Image Fitness/LivyBean Emroidery Grand Opening - 13271 Ilderton Road 9:30 am - 5 pm
Please help welcome two new businesses to Ilderton! Sales from LivyBean , Positive Image Fitness Classes , Realtor Advice food, drink, face painting! Fun for the WHOLE family!!!

June 6 - Middlesex Centre Meeting of Council (6:00 pm)

June 8-10 - Trucking for Kids (Ilderton) Trucks and Classic Car Show
Face Painting, Games, Inflatables, Food and of course Trucks! See PDF Flyer for full details

June 8 & 9 - 130th Annual Poplar Hill Picnic
130 years! Come join in this great annual picnic with a full slate of activites for the entire family. Soccer, moviie, races, games, lip sync contest, FOOD and more! Check out the Poplar Hill Picnic Facebook page for full details.

June 10 - Optimist Club of Ilderton - Bike Safety Rodeo 1 pm
here will be an OPP Bike Safety Course set up for children to try out and a chance to win great Bike Prizes! Please wear a helmet. Event takes place at Ilderton Community Centre (13168 Ilderton Rd) Facebook Event Post

June 10 - Ilderton Skating Club Golf & Silent Auction 11 am - 8 pm
Join Ilderton Skating Club for their annual golf tournament in support of their bursary fund Ilderton Skating Club Facebook Post

June 15 - Ilderton & District Lions - 32nd Annual Ribs & Tails
The Ilderton & District Lions Club will be holding its annual Ribs & Tailes event on June 15, 2018 at the Ilderton Arena (13168 Ilderton Rd).   Doors open at 6 PM, dinner comprising of ribs, pig tails, chicken plus all the trimmings will occur between 7-8 PM with the draw commencing at 8 PM. See full event details here .

June 16 - Ilderton Farmer's Market Opening 8 am - 12 pm
The Ilderton Farmers Market is excited to start its 7th season in 2018, located right in the core of the village. The Market features farm fresh produce, meat, baking as well as crafts and much more. It Starts June 16th 8:00am-12pm until September 22nd in the Municipal Parking lot. Rain or Shinelderton Farmers Market is run by volunteers from the Ilderton Area Business Association and supports the relationship between the community and local producers in order to enhance access and awareness of local fresh food. Many new vendors on board for the 2018 season. Ilderton Farmers Market Facebook Page .

June 16 - Kilworth Town-wide Garage Sale 9 am - 1 pm
Over 160 participants. A great opportunity to reuse, recycle and find a treasure!

June 20 - Middlesex Centre Meeting of Council (6:00 pm)

June 23 - Oriole Park Resort Annual Craft/Yard/Bake Sale 8 am - 1 pm
Home Baking, Cooking, Jewelry, Collectibles, Knit/Crochet/Sewing, Outdoor Entertainment - Shop, Eat, and enjoy the resort atomosphere! See PDF Flyer for full event details.

June 16 - Coldstream Farmers Market Opening 8 am - 12 pm
Free to market goers and vendors. Enjoy baked goods, crafts, vegetables, plants, flowers and maple syrup. Beginning June 23rd and running every Saturday morning 9-12 noon until mid-September. Call Enviro-Friends of Coldstream at 519-666-0461 for further info.
Let us know about your local community event!

Michael Barnier
519-666-0190 extension 259
The Business Help Centre
Did you know The Business Help Centre (CFDC) of Middlesex offers FREE business consulting & term loan investments in small businesses? If you are thinking about starting a small business or an existing business that needs advice - don't hesitate to contact:

The Business Help Centre (CFDC)
5182 Egremont Dr,
Strathroy, ON, N7G 3H3
Video summary of how Community Future Development Corporations work.
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