Public input needed for Harbours Financial Strategic Business Plan

Friday, May 14, 2010 – for immediate release

Public input needed for Harbours Financial Strategic Business Plan

Members of the public are encouraged to provide input into the Harbours Financial Strategic Business Plan to help maintain the financial sustainability of the Oakville and Bronte harbours for years to come.

“These two harbours play a vital role in making Oakville the desirable lakefront community that it is today,” said Chris Mark, director, Parks and Open Space. “Getting valuable feedback from the public will keep us on track in providing not only essential, but value-added harbour services to our clients.”

The Harbours Financial Strategic Plan will focus on diverse issues including town and club operated moorings, boating activities and services, dredging options and alternatives, lease renewals, and transient moorings. In addition, the natural environment and recreational enhancements for both boaters and non-boaters will be reviewed.

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2010, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Oakville Room at Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road. The deadline for all public input is July 16, 2010 in order to be considered in the final development of the plan. Comments, suggestions and questions can be emailed to harboursinput@oakville.ca. For more specific information about the plan, please visit the Oakville Harbours website.

Over the years, Oakville has achieved much success in water sports, particularly with sailing, canoeing, and kayaking. “There’s no doubt that both harbours have directly impacted the history, culture, prosperity and evolution of our town,” added Mark.

The Town of Oakville operates both Oakville and Bronte harbours. These natural harbours accommodate several hundred sail and power boats, as well as recreational facilities.

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For more information contact:

Chris Mark
Director, Parks and Open Space
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3111
cmark@oakville.ca  

Janine Ivings
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3005
jivings@oakville.ca


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Public input needed for Harbours Financial Strategic Business Plan