Citizens invited to Secondary Plan Open Houses

The City of Kawartha Lakes is giving residents of Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Omemee, and Woodville an opportunity to review the first full version of its plans for growth and development in each community, and provide input on a new program of financial incentives.

Following extensive consultation, research, and analysis completed through 2012, the municipality is ready to share the details of the plans to guide each community’s growth and development over the next 20 years.  All interested citizens are encouraged to attend the Open House in their community or visit the municipality’s website to obtain the Secondary Plans.

The municipality is also concurrently conducting public consultation for new Community Improvement Plans (CIPs).  Upon completion, the CIPs will make financial incentives available to downtown / main street properties in Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Omemee, and Woodville to encourage renovation, rehabilitation, and redevelopment.

“The linkage between the Secondary Plans and the Community Improvement Plans is very important,” says Michael Benner, the municipality’s Manager of Policy Planning.  “The Secondary Plans provide long-term direction and the CIPs will help stimulate positive change in the short-term.”

“The target audience for the CIPs is downtown / main street business and property owners,” indicates Denise Williams, the City’s Business Retention and Expansion Officer.  “There are many financial incentives that we can offer and we need their input so that we can tailor the financial incentives to their needs.”

The Secondary Plan Open Houses and consultation on the Community Improvement Plans will consist of display materials, an informal presentation, and a question-and-answer session.

The Secondary Plan Open Houses and consultation on the Community Improvement Plans are:

  • Bobcaygeon – July 29, 7-8:30 pm., Bobcaygeon Service Centre, 123 East Street South
  • Fenelon Falls – July 23, 7-8:30 pm., Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veteran’s Way
  • Lindsay – July 24, 7-8:30 pm., Victoria Park Armoury, North Room 2nd Floor, 5-13 Sussex St N
  • Omemee – July 25, 7-8:30 pm., Coronation Hall, 1 King St. West
  • Woodville – July 22, 7-8:30 pm., Woodville Town Hall, 101A King Street

For more information, please contact:

(Secondary Plans & Community Improvement Plans)
Michael Benner
Manager of Policy Planning
Development Services
The City of Kawartha Lakes
mbenner@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca
1.888.822.2225 / 705.324.9411 ext. 1330.

OR

(Community Improvement Plans)
Denise Williams
Business Retention and Expansion Officer
Economic Development
The City of Kawartha Lakes
dwilliams@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca
1.888.822.2225 / 705.324.9411 ext. 1492

Remeber to Vote – Thursday, October 6th

Thursday, October 6th is voting day for the provincial election.

For people living in Sturgeon Point, below is voting information…..

Where to vote day of:

ST. JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH
Address: 18 BOND ST E,  FENELON FALLS,  ON  K0M 1N0.
Access for people with disabilities: YES
Date and Hours of Operation: October 06, 2011, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM (EDT).

If you want to go to an advance poll, the following link will help you find that information. http://faq.elections.on.ca/faq/faqsearch.do?language=en

CBC has a great website which has candidate information and stats about our district.  Please check it out!

Below are the candidates running in this election.  If you want to know more about them, just click on their name.

NDP – Don Abel

LIB – Rick Johnson

FP – Charles Olito

GRN – Anita Payne

PC – Laurie Scott

CoKL’s CAO follows up after the SPA AGM Presentation

After his informative presentation at SPA’s AGM on September 4th, Al Horsman engaged our members in a lively question and answer period. A number of issues were brought up by our members, and although Al did a good job of addressing all of the questions at the AGM, he recently followed up with a letter and some supporting documentation to help address some of our concerns in more depth. Al’s letter and those documents have been posted on a dedicated page and can be access by clicking on the following link:

CAO Al Horsman’s AGM Follow Up

Its encouraging to see that our new CAO is so responsive to our community’s concerns – and we hope this good relationship extends well into the future.