Help shape our 2019 Strategic Plan

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What is a Strategic Plan and why is it important?

The plan identifies the Corporation’s mission, vision and values and guides us in determining strategic priority areas with a number of goals and objectives to implement. Our current plan is comprised of six strategic priority areas which include Economic Development, Health Care and Wellness, Natural Environment & Sustainability, Roads and Infrastructure, Financial Management and Governance and Communications.

With the 2018-2022 term of Council well underway, the Town of Huntsville is in the process of reviewing our current – Strategic Plan – 2017 and Beyond – to ensure we are continuing to meet the needs of our Community. Many of the objectives have been implemented, and as this is a living document, it is time to revisit our road-map and hear from you on what matters!

How you can help

Please share your insights on what could be done to make our community even better by helping us outline the revisions to this strategic plan with a short survey or providing your ideas with the tools below.

What is a Strategic Plan and why is it important?

The plan identifies the Corporation’s mission, vision and values and guides us in determining strategic priority areas with a number of goals and objectives to implement. Our current plan is comprised of six strategic priority areas which include Economic Development, Health Care and Wellness, Natural Environment & Sustainability, Roads and Infrastructure, Financial Management and Governance and Communications.

With the 2018-2022 term of Council well underway, the Town of Huntsville is in the process of reviewing our current – Strategic Plan – 2017 and Beyond – to ensure we are continuing to meet the needs of our Community. Many of the objectives have been implemented, and as this is a living document, it is time to revisit our road-map and hear from you on what matters!

How you can help

Please share your insights on what could be done to make our community even better by helping us outline the revisions to this strategic plan with a short survey or providing your ideas with the tools below.

  • 2019-2023 Strategic Plan final Draft heads to Council on Monday night

    2 days ago

    On Monday, September 23rd you can watch staff present the final Draft of the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan live at Council. Tune in at 6pm on YourTV.

    Here are some links to the staff report and Council agenda:

    On Monday, September 23rd you can watch staff present the final Draft of the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan live at Council. Tune in at 6pm on YourTV.

    Here are some links to the staff report and Council agenda:

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  • New Strategic Plan Items Presented to Council

    about 1 month ago

    Updated September 11, 2019

    Oops! We missed sharing the Economic Development area. Please see below for the addition.

    News: August 15, 2019

    A big thank you to everyone who participated in the survey and visioning process which resulted in hundreds of ideas. The Town of Huntsville CAO and Strategic Plan Working Group presented a summary to Council of the ideas submitted during the engagement period. Council has selected the following items to be brought forward in the DRAFT of the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan. Here’s the ideas going forward:

    Roads & Infrastructure

    • Access to water amenities (expand dock and beach areas)
    • Bike path/trail/lanes (dedicated to cyclists)
    • Boat launches (more)
    • Love Hunter’s Bay Trail
    • One way streets
    • Parking (invest and improve existing; more parking; angled parking; expand at CSC; above ground parking garage Brendale Square/Beer Lake; accessible)

    Natural Environment & Sustainability

    • Climate change/flooding (work with conservation authorities to adapt)
    • Development (control/don’t allow in flood plains)
    • Green space/parkland (Brendale Square Beer Lake partner with Imperial Oil or movie company; River Mill remove parking lot)
    • Reduce plastic/waste (public water fountains instead of plastic bottles)

    Communications

    • “Plain English” and clear summary of proposals (advertising for Planning and road allowance closures)
    • Events and festivals (greater awareness; greater presence at events; notifying locals of upcoming events)
    • Expand social media presence

    Economic Development

    • Empire Lot (town buy, outdoor/indoor market, outdoor food court, parking floor, affordable housing on top)
    • Vacant commercial properties (stiffer penalties)

    Governance

    • Actionable municipal plans (cohesive with other plans and initiatives)
    • Property standards (enforce policies and by-law; West End; improve/enforce by-law in all areas of town not just urban core but rural as well)
    • No dumping

    Wellness and Culture

    • Shared partnerships (wellness for local programming)
    • Water fountains (public drinking for humans & dogs; make art water feature)

    Stay tuned for more updates as we present the draft plan to Council in September.


    Updated September 11, 2019

    Oops! We missed sharing the Economic Development area. Please see below for the addition.

    News: August 15, 2019

    A big thank you to everyone who participated in the survey and visioning process which resulted in hundreds of ideas. The Town of Huntsville CAO and Strategic Plan Working Group presented a summary to Council of the ideas submitted during the engagement period. Council has selected the following items to be brought forward in the DRAFT of the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan. Here’s the ideas going forward:

    Roads & Infrastructure

    • Access to water amenities (expand dock and beach areas)
    • Bike path/trail/lanes (dedicated to cyclists)
    • Boat launches (more)
    • Love Hunter’s Bay Trail
    • One way streets
    • Parking (invest and improve existing; more parking; angled parking; expand at CSC; above ground parking garage Brendale Square/Beer Lake; accessible)

    Natural Environment & Sustainability

    • Climate change/flooding (work with conservation authorities to adapt)
    • Development (control/don’t allow in flood plains)
    • Green space/parkland (Brendale Square Beer Lake partner with Imperial Oil or movie company; River Mill remove parking lot)
    • Reduce plastic/waste (public water fountains instead of plastic bottles)

    Communications

    • “Plain English” and clear summary of proposals (advertising for Planning and road allowance closures)
    • Events and festivals (greater awareness; greater presence at events; notifying locals of upcoming events)
    • Expand social media presence

    Economic Development

    • Empire Lot (town buy, outdoor/indoor market, outdoor food court, parking floor, affordable housing on top)
    • Vacant commercial properties (stiffer penalties)

    Governance

    • Actionable municipal plans (cohesive with other plans and initiatives)
    • Property standards (enforce policies and by-law; West End; improve/enforce by-law in all areas of town not just urban core but rural as well)
    • No dumping

    Wellness and Culture

    • Shared partnerships (wellness for local programming)
    • Water fountains (public drinking for humans & dogs; make art water feature)

    Stay tuned for more updates as we present the draft plan to Council in September.


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  • Special Council Meeting - August 8, 2019

    about 2 months ago

    A Special Council Meeting will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Agenda as follows. Includes Report Number CAO-2019-14 regarding the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan Update - Public Engagement.

    Please contact the Clerk’s Department if you require special accommodation.


    A Special Council Meeting will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Agenda as follows. Includes Report Number CAO-2019-14 regarding the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan Update - Public Engagement.

    Please contact the Clerk’s Department if you require special accommodation.


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  • Quick Poll Now Open

    5 months ago

    We just opened a quick poll to get an idea of how our community feels about the public consultation process of the Strategic Plan.

    We just opened a quick poll to get an idea of how our community feels about the public consultation process of the Strategic Plan.

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  • Thanks for participating!

    5 months ago

    Thank you for your participation in the Strategic Plan visioning, Survey and Ideas. These tools are now closed.

    As news updates happen or collaboration tools become available, they will publish to this page. Be sure to check back regularly.


    Thank you for your participation in the Strategic Plan visioning, Survey and Ideas. These tools are now closed.

    As news updates happen or collaboration tools become available, they will publish to this page. Be sure to check back regularly.


  • Survey Open until Friday, May 3

    5 months ago
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    There's still a few days left to send us your comments through the Strategic Plan Survey.

    Check out some of the ideas our community brainstormed during last Saturday's public consultation process; add yours to our Ideas section.

    There's still a few days left to send us your comments through the Strategic Plan Survey.

    Check out some of the ideas our community brainstormed during last Saturday's public consultation process; add yours to our Ideas section.

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  • Public Consultation Session Apr 27, 2019

    5 months ago

    We would like to notify residents that we will be holding a public consultation session to seek feedback on our strategic plan updates. Join us Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 – 5:00pm at the Maple Festival in Downtown Huntsville. Our booth will be located by Town Hall where town staff will be onsite to seek feedback on our current plan and residents visions for the future; what can we do today to ensure that Huntsville is a vibrant place to live, work and play for future generations? Join us Saturday April 27 in person, or complete the online version of...

    We would like to notify residents that we will be holding a public consultation session to seek feedback on our strategic plan updates. Join us Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 – 5:00pm at the Maple Festival in Downtown Huntsville. Our booth will be located by Town Hall where town staff will be onsite to seek feedback on our current plan and residents visions for the future; what can we do today to ensure that Huntsville is a vibrant place to live, work and play for future generations? Join us Saturday April 27 in person, or complete the online version of the survey: Strategic Plan Survey

  • Eureka! We've got some ideas.

    6 months ago

    Hey MyHuntsville community,

    We have some great ideas generating so far, thanks for sharing and keep them coming!

    Oh, and don’t forget to complete the survey too, it is available until April 30th.

    Hey MyHuntsville community,

    We have some great ideas generating so far, thanks for sharing and keep them coming!

    Oh, and don’t forget to complete the survey too, it is available until April 30th.

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  • Welcome to the Strategic Plan project news feed!

    6 months ago

    We hope you will find the resources on the project page helpful and that you will experience many opportunities to engage with us on matters that are most important to you.

    About our news feed:

    News articles are a great way for us to keep you informed about the project. Here we can communicate important details, highlight events and showcase successes during project milestones.

    Whether you are signed in to your account or not, you can always see what is going on in news.

    Check back frequently for updated news on the Strategic Plan.

    Sign Up for MyHuntsville.ca:

    If you haven’t had the opportunity to do so, join the conversation and sign up today!

    We hope you will find the resources on the project page helpful and that you will experience many opportunities to engage with us on matters that are most important to you.

    About our news feed:

    News articles are a great way for us to keep you informed about the project. Here we can communicate important details, highlight events and showcase successes during project milestones.

    Whether you are signed in to your account or not, you can always see what is going on in news.

    Check back frequently for updated news on the Strategic Plan.

    Sign Up for MyHuntsville.ca:

    If you haven’t had the opportunity to do so, join the conversation and sign up today!