Council Highlights - October 30, 2019

Posted on Friday November 01, 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 additional information regarding three staffing requests including an Active Transportation Coordinator, a Communication & Strategy Specialist, and Information and Technology Specialist.
  • Committee received an update from the Treasurer regarding the amendments made to the 2020 Draft budget as directed at the October 2, 2019 Budget meeting.
  • Committee amended the 2020 Draft Budget as follows:
    • Active Transportation staffing operating funding allocation be reduced from $44,663 to $25,000.   CARRIED
    • Operating funding for the Communications and Strategy Specialist and Information and Technology Specialist be reduced to $150,000 focusing the service delivery options to only Communications, Information Technology and Records Management job specifications.
    • Grant request from Wendat in the amount of $8,000 be included in the 2020 Budget to be allocated from the Policing Reserve. 
    • The Huronia Airport be asked to attend the next budget meeting to provide information related to the grant request.
    • A grant request from Southern Georgian Bay Family Physician Recruitment was considered, but the motion to support was defeated.
    • Director of Public works be directed to provide options for additional asphalt maintenance program opportunities.  
    • $20,000 be included in the 2020 Budget for an additional Main Street Art project to be funded by the Community Development Fund.

Upcoming Meetings and Events:

November 5, 2019

1:30 PM &   6:30 PM

Zoning By-law Review Open House


November 13, 2019 - 7:00 PM



November 13, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Committee of the Whole


November 19, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Trails Committee Meeting


November 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Special Committee of the Whole - Budget Draft


November 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Museum & Heritage Advisory Committee


Community Events are listed on our website here

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