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Council encourages public review and feedback on Core Service Reviews

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June 8, 2016 - Council has approved the schedule that will lead up to the first set of decisions to be made on buildings and assets throughout the City. The schedule has been created to allow members of the public to have as much time as possible to review staff reports and recommendations, and provide feedback to Council, before any decisions are made on July 12.

The schedule is as follows:

June 7-20 All Core Service Reviews and past presentations and information available on the City website for public review. Newest information is titled “Fire and Paramedic Services Map”, “Community Services Map” and “Council Directives on Core Service Reviews.”

June 21 Reports including staff recommendations on the following core services will be available on the City website: Arena Operations, Fire Station Location Peer Review, Service Centres, Libraries.

June 27 Special Council Meeting at 1:00 pm.
Members of the public are invited to make deputations at this meeting. 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 by July 11.

June 28 Regular Council Meeting
Council will receive the Core Service Review reports that have been public since June 21.

July 12 Regular Council Meeting
Decisions to be made on the following Core Services: Arena Operations, Service Centres, Libraries.

City of Kawartha Lakes encourages all residents and business owners to review the information on Core Service Reviews and to contact Council and staff with their questions and feedback on or before June 27.

The Core Service Reviews were initiated in the spring of 2015 in order to review which core services the City should deliver, define service levels and maximize resources to efficiently deliver core services. The intent is to ‘right-size’ City budgets while ensuring we maintain an affordable, equitable and sustainable City-wide service delivery model. The Reviews consider our targeted long term growth, which includes a population of 107,000 by 2041.

All forty-nine (49) Core Service Reviews have been completed and are in various stages of recommendation to Council. Public input has been invited through ten (10) Town Hall Meetings with Mayor Andy Letham last summer, a dedicated email address ( for ongoing comments and suggestions, public meetings, special council meetings and on ongoing dialogue with Council.

Concurrent to the Core Service Review, Council has asked for public consultation on a Ward Boundary and Council Structure Review. The public is invited to participate in the consultation process extending over the next few months. An online survey and presentation outlining all options are available on the City’s website with hard copies provided at Service Centres and Libraries. The Mayor’s Town Hall meetings this summer will include an overview of the review and an opportunity to provide feedback. Business and community groups will be contacted by the City for their input and to help reach their membership.

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 from June 9 – July 17. Dates and locations available online at or through this link


For more information please contact:

Cheri Davidson
Manager of Communications, Advertising and Marketing
705-324-9411 extension 1355

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