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Core Service Review reports and presentations available online

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June 21, 2016 - Members of the public are encouraged to visit the City website to download a copy of the four latest Core Service Review reports and presentations including:

Arena Operations – Includes recommendations to close six single pad areas by 2026, in the following locations – Manvers, Emily-Omemee, Ops, Little Britain, Oakwood and Woodville. Two new twin pad facilities are proposed in the Southwest and Southeast areas of the City to service these locations in the future.

Fire Station Location Peer Review –An independent third party review of the data and methodology used in the Fire Station Location Study published in 2015. This study recommended the reduction of the number of Fire Stations from 21 to 19 and was subsequently approved by Council. The Peer Review concludes that the Fire Station Location Study and staff recommendations approved by Council were logical, supportable, meet the NFPA 1720 Standard and applied a sound approach to station location planning.

Service Centres –Includes a recommendation that the City reduce the number of Service Centres from six to four by closing the Kirkfield Service Centre and consolidating services with Coboconk Service Centre. Similarly, closing the Bethany Service Centre and consolidating services with the Omemee Service Centre is recommended. All changes would take effect October 1, 2016. Staff will bring forward a Core Service Report before year end regarding the Lindsay Service Centre/Call Centre.

Libraries – Presentation to be made to Council today regarding the Library Board’s plan to continue consolidating library branches and outlining which branches have closed or are under review.

These documents can be found at http://www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/city-hall/core-service-review or by clicking on the Core Service Review button on the home page.

Members of the public are invited to provide feedback at a Special Council Meeting on Monday June 27 at 1:00 pm at City Hall. No prior notice is required. Members of the public are also invited to submit correspondence to the Clerk’s office in person, by mail, or email to agendaitems@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca by July 11.

At the Regular Council Meeting on July 12, decisions will be made on Arena Operations and Service Centres.

For a complete overview of Core Service Reviews and the Ward Boundary Review, the public is invited to attend one of ten (10) Mayor’s Town Hall Meetings being held throughout the municipality. Dates and locations available online at www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca or through this link http://www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/city-hall/core-service-review/mayors-town-hall-core-service-meetings-2016.

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For more information please contact:

Cheri Davidson
Manager of Communications, Advertising and Marketing
705-324-9411 extension 1355
cdavidson@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

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