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City seeking members for Planning Approvals Task Force

January 5, 2016 - The City is looking to the public to fill a number of openings on the newly created Planning Approvals Task Force.

Council approved the Task Force in October to address concerns and develop solutions for improving the City’s planning approval process.

“There is a perception that the planning and development approval process at the City is confusing, cumbersome and slow,” explained Ward 9 Councillor Isaac Breadner. “We want to change that perception. We want to make it easy and painless for people to do business in Kawartha Lakes.”

Mayor Andy Letham said he is hopeful community members from all across Kawartha Lakes will step up to help be part of the solution.

“Planning approvals and growth is something that impacts all of us as taxpayers across the municipality,” said Mayor Letham. “It is important to have representatives and stakeholders from across our entire municipality.

“I would like to see representatives from real estate, economic development, the business community, Chambers of Commerce and the building and development communities,” he continued. “I think we need to see a good cross section of representation to help create a process that works for our entire City.”

Members of the public interested in serving on the Planning Approvals Task Force are asked to submit a “Citizen Appointment Application Form”, available at all Service Centres, City Hall or on the City’s website, to the Clerk’s Department c/o Reception Desk, City Hall, 26 Francis Street in Lindsay no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 22.

“This is the community’s opportunity to be part of a solution; part of a team that can really look at this issue and make recommendations to Council to help streamline the process.”


For more information please contact:

John Chambers
Communications Officer
705-324-9411 Ext. 1355

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