Councillor McCann Meeting Report (September 1, 2020)

Belvedere Heights Board of Management Monthly Meeting
On Wednesday morning, August 26, 2020 I attended the Belvedere Heights Board of Management Monthly Meeting via ZOOM.  We welcome back Ted Knight whose Provincial Appointment has been renewed.  At this time we are awaiting word from the Ministry regarding a second Provincial Appointment replacing Karen Insley Stewart who has since moved out of the catchment area.  We received a reports from our Administrator, the Finance Committee, Community Support Services Director and Life Lease Manager.  We are still waiting on word from the Ministry regarding our application for additional beds.  While other homes are getting the go-ahead, we have not heard anything at this point.  Finally, my motion to seek a collective voice from Belvedere Heights Long Term Care, Lakeland Long Term Care and the seven municipalities asking the province for sufficient funds to support the necessary number of full-time employees will be dropped for now.  There are a number of funding initiatives being discussed at the provincial level and it is felt that we should take a wait-and-see approach rather than 'muddy the waters' so to speak, at this immediate time.