Special Council meeting will waive restrictions

A special Council of Whole meeting will be Monday, December 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Rotary Hall in the Plex to discuss the Port Elgin waterfront proposed revitalization plan and recommend a decision for Council.

David Smith, CAO and project proponent Pier Donnini will then each present on the proposal, addressing the list of topics that the Waterfront Project Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee has gathered from the considerable amount of public input the Town has received on the project.

“Council will consider this proposal in the context of all the public input we have and likely will still receive,” said Mayor Luke Charbonneau. “We encourage everyone to view and listen to the proposal and send along questions or comments through the appropriate channels, as they have been doing since the beginning of this project.”

At the Regular Council meeting on Monday, it was decided that, at December 16th’s meeting, there will be an extended 30-minute Open Forum from the regular 15 minutes allotted, still with a maximum of three minutes per speaker, therefore, allowing 10 speakers instead of the usual five.

In addition, Council decided to waive the six-month speaker’s restriction that disallows anyone to speak on the same subject within a six month period either in the Open Forum or as a delegation.  For information on speaking before Council, visit Saugeen Shores Speaker Requirements

New plans and drawings will be posted on the Town’s website in the coming days, and hard copies will be available at the Town Office (600 Tomlinson Drive, Port Elgin). Watch for an announcement at SaugeenShores.ca/News once these are available.

Council’s typical schedule allows for two weeks between Committee of Whole and Council meetings, but in this case the public will have a longer period of time to review and provide feedback on the proposal and draft lease.

The public can continue to send written or emailed feedback to the Town of Saugeen Shores or to the clerk@saugeenshores.ca.  All correspondence becomes part of the public record and available for Council and staff to view.