By Lindsey Stuckless
The Haldimand Press
HALDIMAND—Haldimand County Council and staff discussed the emerging needs of the growing municipality in a recent priority planning workshop.
The one-day workshop was facilitated by outside consultant, Glenn Pothier, who has worked with Council in the past. Haldimand CAO Don Boyle said having a person with Pothier’s experience helps keep the staff focused on the ideas: “Having an outside person allows staff to listen to the priorities and think about how we can make it happen.”
Councillors discussed areas of focus for the upcoming term and ranked them based on level of importace and the County’s ability to complete the project in the next four years.
Emerging priorities included finishing the County’s official plan, which is mandated by the province and focuses on land use; infrastructure to support industrial development, specifically the Highway 6 corridor; the need for high-speed internet through the county; and public transportation.