On September 23, 2019, Haldimand County Council formally adopted 8 corporate priorities for the 2018-2022 term. Term of Council Corporate Priorities are a key tool in maintaining strategic organizational focus, managing workload/resources and moving the County forward by prioritizing items that add significant value to the community.
At the beginning of each Term of Council, Council holds strategic planning exercises and discussions to identify major initiatives and administrative improvements it wishes to achieve during its tenure. County staff then identify the scope, resources, timing & other logistical matters associated with proposed initiatives and – through a report – seek Council approval of the proposed work program.
The 8 approved Corporate Priorities are, in no particular order:
1) Responding to provincial funding changes
Identify challenges and develop a fiscal strategy in response to the 2019 Ontario budget and
2) Growth strategy, Official Plan update & Highway 6 corridor infrastructure
Continue to plan for & address population growth, long-term infrastructure needs and
economic opportunities for the next 20 years
3) High speed, County-wide broadband internet
Facilitate private sector investment to provide County-wide broadband internet infrastructure
4) Affordable/social housing strategy
Take necessary steps and examine options related to implementing an affordable and social
5) Procurement & contract management enhancements
Develop and implement solutions to enhance procurement and contract management
6) Customer service enhancements
Further develop customer service standards, practices and resources to enhance
convenience and increase accessibility to municipal services
7) Public mobility & transportation
Define & explore potential transportation options to assist residents with travel-related needs
8) Major community recreational facility needs & implementation strategy
Identify and prioritize community and recreation needs associated with 20+ year growth
“These 8 priorities were determined by Council as a whole in response to our communities’ most pressing needs,” said Haldimand County Mayor Ken Hewitt. “A number of projects and initiatives will stem from these priorities over the next 3 years, all with the end goal of enhancing livability, community vibrancy and the potential for economic growth in all areas of the County,” he noted.
More information regarding the 2018-2022 Term of Council Corporate Priorities, including timing and key milestones are available at HaldimandCounty.ca under ‘Government’ > ‘Council’ and ‘Council Priorities’. This information will be updated annually.