This month, Council is hearing from Town staff and invited presentations on key issues including the Town of Huntsville’s Draft Strategic Plan and wayfinding. Here are some of this month’s topics:

  • The Town of Huntsville began developing a new Strategic Plan in July 2023 to establish Huntsville’s highest priorities and a collective vision for the future. Over the course of a few months, residents were engaged and asked the question, “what matters most to you?”. Incorporating the feedback from the community, Council, and Town staff, the Town of Huntsville has developed the Draft Strategic Plan. Project consultants will share a presentation outlining the Draft Strategic Plan for Council’s consideration which will be followed by period of public engagement. 
  • Town staff are providing a report with an overview of the ongoing discussions of the three Committees of Council: the Active Transportation and Public Transit Committee, the Environment and Climate Change Committee, and the Community Services Master Plan and Waterfront Strategy Committee. These committees have met monthly from March to November of this year to identify priorities in their respective areas of community interest.
  • At the September General Committee Meeting, Town staff shared the wayfinding signage package for Circuit A. This circuit directs vehicular traffic off of main highways towards points of interest and parking in Huntsville. Town Staff are presenting quotes for Circuit A wayfinding signage for Council’s consideration, and Council will provide direction on the preferred design option and materials.
  • The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department is seeking an additional $42,000 in funding from the Fire Capital reserves to be included in the Draft 2024 Capital Budget for increased costing for the new 2500-gallon Tanker/Pumper.
  • The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department Fire Chief will share a report outlining the department’s priorities for 2024. The workplan includes initiatives such as:
    • updating the outdoor burning bylaw;
    • reviewing the shared services agreement to increase efficiencies and the effectiveness of the fire department;
    • and developing a shared operating budget to reflect the shared services agreement.

Want to learn more? Join us in person or livestream the meeting on Huntsville.ca on November 27, 2023. For the full list of topics and more information, visit the meeting agenda on Huntsville.ca.