More of. Less of. Same of.: Enhancing Our Infrastructure Services
A Virtual Town Hall
The Town of Erin continues to grow and develop as a community. To keep up with the changes, the services our residents receive, and their quality may also need to evolve. A well-functioning infrastructure system of roads, bridges, water and wastewater, parks, facilities and recreational centres keeps the economy moving and provides a high quality of life to residents. But where we have invested money in the past may not reflect how we should move forward.
Many factors can shape how we prioritize infrastructure services as a community. These can include a growing and changing population, the local and regional economies, social and environmental factors, and policies developed by senior governments at the provincial and federal levels.
On Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, the Town of Erin will host a collaborative virtual town hall to obtain feedback from residents on our infrastructure services, discuss community expectations, as well as the costs and benefits of making changes to where we invest in the future.
Topics we will discuss:
To make the best use of your time, the virtual conference will focus only on the Town's infrastructure services, and will include a presentation and discussion led by technical consultants, focusing on the following areas:
- The state and condition of our infrastructure today
- The cost of providing infrastructure services
- Trends that are shaping our community and may impact services tomorrow
- Community expectations and how these may impact the cost of services
- Priority areas
- How we will measure progress and performance
In addition to the town hall residents will also have the opportunity to participate in this important dialogue through a survey. The survey will be distributed between September and October. We will ask approximately ten (10) questions, comprising of multiple choice and checkboxes. These can be easily completed on a device such as a smartphone, tablet or computer in 5-10 minutes.
The feedback from the workshop and surveys will be consolidated into a comprehensive report, and will be vital in identifying community priorities, and guide how, or if, our infrastructure services should change. Attendees are encouraged to review the Town's 2017 Asset Management Plan and 2020 Budget.