Jarvis Open House
By Haldimand Press Staff
JARVIS—Residents of Jarvis, Townsend, and the surrounding area attended an open house hosted by Haldimand County at the Jarvis Community Centre on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The evening provided an opportunity to review the accomplishments of the previous year as well as focus on what constituents want to see happen in the next four years.
Among the comments heard by Mayor Ken Hewitt and councillors Stew Patterson (Ward 1) and Tony Dalimonte (Ward 4) was the need for more children’s programming in Townsend and Jarvis. A swimming pool (indoor or outdoor) or splash pad were suggested as facilities that would benefit the area as well. Usage of the pavilion in the Jarvis Lions Park was also discussed, including the need for some floor repair.
A major concern in the rural community is access to high-speed internet, which is integral to attract new businesses and industries. A lack of transit services was also raised as a challenge to development, with the suggestion to approach companies such as Uber to come into the county. As noted in previous articles, Haldimand County is currently in discussions with Uber to make Haldimand a covered zone, as well as with Hamilton to extend their bus service into Haldimand.