North Glengarry in 2029: What do you see?
If you look to the future, what do you see for North Glengarry in the year 2029?
That is one of the questions the public is being asked to answer as the municipality draws up its strategic plan.
“Planning for the future takes vision, inspiration and a great deal of public participation. To create a strategic plan that reflects the goals and vision of our community, the Township of North Glengarry needs help. We need our citizens to step forward and tell us how they would like their community to be shaped,” says the municipality.
For the entire month of March, North Glengarry citizens will have the opportunity to participate in an online survey that will be used to guide the future actions and decisions of the council and administration. This information will help shape planning, approvals, policies, bylaws, budgets, services and growth.
The online survey at www.northglengarry.ca takes only a few minutes to complete.
The poll leads with the question, “What makes North Glengarry a great place to live?”
Respondents are then asked what they value most about the township and how the place could be improved. After describing their ideal version of North Glengarry ten years from now, people are to list the top three priority issues that must be addressed.
The information gathered from these surveys, which will be complied by consultants from McSweeney and Associates, will be provided to council to use in the development of the Strategic Plan.
“This plan will help to define council's high-level vision and goals for the community. Based on those plans, council and staff will be able to develop departmental plans and multi-year budgets, which outline the initiatives and projects needed to ensure that we are moving towards the longer-term vision,” the municipality says.
“On behalf of council, I am excited to begin our strategic planning process,” says Mayor Jamie MacDonald. “As part of the process council felt it was important to reach out to our residents and get their input. An online survey is a great way to do that.”
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