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February 2019

Council Minutes


For a quick overview of Council discussions and decisions from each Council meeting please check out the Council Minutes on our website.
 
Upcoming City Council Meetings

March Break Recreation Programs

Are you looking for something to keep your kids occupied during March Break? The City of Windsor offers an array of programs at seven community centres. Learn more here from Nikki LeBlanc at the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex and check out ActiveWindsor.ca for a list of all camps.

Transit Windsor Tunnel Service Returns to Regular Schedule

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel LLC recently announced that its $21.6 million restoration project has been substantially completed and the tunnel has returned to normal business hours.

This means Transit Windsor bus service through the tunnel has returned to regular hours as well.  For details on rates and hours visit transitwindsor.ca.

Tunnel officials say there will be some planned closures still ahead, but notice will be provided well in advance.

Public Information Centre Regarding Huron Church Reconstruction

A Public Information Centre (PIC) is being hosted by the City of Windsor and Dillon Consulting this month to provide details on the upcoming reconstruction project for Huron Church Road from Malden Road to Dorchester Road, which is scheduled to commence this spring.

All are welcome to attend:

Huron Church Reconstruction Open House
Holiday Inn - Kingsville Room
1855 Huron Church Road, Windsor 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
3pm to 7pm

For more information on construction and detours, call 311 or visit www.citywindsor.ca. ​​​

Housing and Homelessness Master Plan Review

The City of Windsor is leading a multi pronged approach in tackling Housing and Homelessness locally. Along with an online survey gathering feedback, community stakeholders came together at the WFCU Centre for the first in a series of consultations. Community Development and Health Commissioner Jelena Payne explains what the problem is and what’s being done.

City of Windsor Financial Rating Affirmed at ‘AA’ by Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor's (S&P) Ratings Services has affirmed its long-term issuer credit and senior unsecured debt ratings for the City of Windsor​ as ‘AA,’ citing the city’s “prudent and well defined financial policies and a formal long-term plan with a focus on financial sustainability and reduced reliance on debt funding.”

S&P also issued a stable outlook for the city, noting an expectation that, “in the next two years, the city’s healthy budgetary results will help Windsor fund its capital projects as it continues to pay down its tax-supported debt burden.”

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens commented that, “the independent rating further affirms that City Council’s sound fiscal policies and drive towards economic diversity have provided a strong financial profile and flexibility to further develop our community.”

For S&P’s news release regarding the City of Windsor, visit www.standardandpoors.com.

Museum Windsor - What is this?

The historical Sandwich First Baptist Church building is the oldest, existing Black church in Windsor.  The bricks of the church were made and fired by members of the congregation, many of them formerly enslaved Underground Railroad travelers.

The church was a major stop on the Underground Railroad because of its location near the river. Visitors can still see where the trap doors in the floor of the sanctuary were placed to allow the refugees to escape into tunnels should bounty hunters from the United States come looking for them. P6205
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