Council Highlights - October 2, 2019

Posted on Friday October 04, 2019

Council Highlights provide a brief overview of noteworthy decisions and presentations made at Town of Penetanguishene Council meetings. Detailed agendas and minutes from the meetings are available on our website or you can view our livestream for additional details. Meetings take place the second and fourth Wednesday of each month unless otherwise noted.?

Special Committee of the Whole – Budget (items that were discussed to be ratified at Council’s next meeting):

  • Committee received a presentation from Severn Sound Environmental Association regarding a request for funding;
  • Committee received a presentation from the Culture Alliance in the Heart of Georgian Bay regarding a request for funding;
  • Committee received a report from the Treasurer regarding requests for community grants.  A motion to include support for Big Brothers Big Sisters North Simcoe, Georgian Bay General Hospital, and Community Reach in the next 2020 Budget Draft was approved.
  • Committee received reports related to staffing requests for a Communications & Strategy Specialist, an Information & Technology Specialist, an Active Transportation Coordinator, a Water Operator In Training, and a Roads Equipment Operator.  All five positions were approved to remain in the 2020 Budget Draft for further consideration.
  • Committee reviewed the 2020 Budget Draft documents with the Treasurer and passed a motion to include $10,000 for Culture Alliance in the 2020 Budget Draft for further consideration.

Upcoming Meetings and Events:

Strategic Plan Workshop – October 7, 2019

Council & Committee of the Whole – October 9, 2019

Community Wellbeing Committee – October 10, 2019

Museum & Heritage Advisory Committee – October 17, 2019

Council & Committee of the Whole – October 23, 2019

Public Consultation – Budget – October 30, 2019

Special Committee of the Whole – Budget – October 30, 2019

Community Events are listed on our website here

The Town of Penetanguishene publishes Council Highlights after meetings. Council encourages its residents, businesses and stakeholders to stay abreast of Council news. Council Highlights briefly describe items of interest to the public.  To view detailed information about a topic, visit www.penetanguishene.ca