A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR TOM PECKETT

Mayor Tom Peckett

Mayor’s Message

In the two years since your new Council was elected, we have worked hard to move the Township forward in a number of ways. These measures include:

  • revamping the website
  • updating processes and procedures
  • addressing road and building maintenance
  • upgrading municipal equipment to provide better, more efficient service
  • hiring additional staff to meet the ever-growing and -changing needs of our municipality

In this second half of our mandate, our focus will continue to be to implement initiatives that align with Council’s vision for a modern, progressive Township.

These initiatives demonstrate a commitment to invest in our residents and in our businesses. They also underpin the hard work of our citizen-driven committees.

This year marks a pivotal point in the progress we have made on these fronts. This year, a great deal of behind-the-scenes work and collaborative efforts with our residents through town hall sessions and online tools will culminate in a number of significant initiatives:

Buildings

  • an approved design for the new municipal building
  • a replacement of the aging, crumbling recreation centre in Braeside
  • an update to the rink and, hopefully, renovation of the White Lake recreational building
  • a major renovation to make the Perneel building in the central part of the Township a four-season recreational and community gathering space

Recreation

  • completion of a 10-year Recreation Plan
  • drafting of a Parks and Trails framework document
  • the start of an annual upgrade to the CN recreation trail
  • more work under way to create a trail and make improvements at Clay Bank Park
  • cleanup at Alexander Stewart Provincial Park and a focus on using this resource for outdoor educational purposes

Economic Development

  • development of a slogan and logo for the Township
  • creation of new signage to reflect our slogan and logo

This year is also a significant year for the country as a whole. The Township is planning a cross-municipal relay to mark this major anniversary. It will be an opportunity to:

  • showcase our municipality to others
  • engage residents of all ages and abilities
  • unite residents from all parts of the township

The relay will take place on June 24. It will start at Sand Point and wind its way through the Township to end at White Lake. Stay tuned for more details!

Mayor Tom Peckett
tpeckett@mcnabbraeside.com