On August 4th, 2020, Councillor Jacob presented a Report to Council with options to solve resident concerns related to the Burnstown Beach and the impacts of COVID-19. Read my report below or on the Township's website here.
At the February 4th, 2020 Council Meeting, I brought forward a Notice of Motion concerning the Arnprior Public Library’s request to fund a new Community Resource Librarian position in 2020 (see below for the motion). I believe that the Arnprior Public Library provides exemplary services to McNab/Braeside residents and that this position would only enhance their ability to serve our residents. With the tabling of this notice of motion, Council will vote on this decision at their Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 Regular Meeting. Join the meeting and show your support!
Plain text of Notice of Motion:
“Whereas the Arnprior Public Library provides library services to residents of the Township of McNab/Braeside under the auspices of the 2015 Joint Library Use Agreement;
Whereas the Arnprior Public Library hosts a wide variety of program offerings, including but not limited to, Children’s Programming, the Homebound Program, Online Resources, Special Events, etc that collectively serve upwards of 1729 McNab/Braeside residents;
Whereas Council received a request from the Arnprior Public Library Board in December 2019 to cover the Township’s portion of a new Community Resource Librarian position;
Whereas Council welcomes the work being done by the Arnprior Public Library to create additional programming and service offerings to better serve Township residents;
Whereas Council respects and appreciates the importance of community libraries to rural municipalities like McNab/Braeside;
That the Township of McNab/Braeside agrees to provide funding in the amount of $14,156 to the Arnprior Public Library to fund a new Community Resource Librarian position during the 2020 fiscal year;
Further That this funding be contingent on the approval of funding from the Town of Arnprior to cover the remainder of the costs associated with this new Community Resource Librarian.”
Councillor Heather Lang and I are excited to announce our 2020 Budget Consultation sessions which will take place across the Township between January 18th and 20th, 2020. Event links are attached to each photo or visible at www.facebook.com/councillorjacob/events.
January 18th, 2020 at 3:30 PM
Neat Coffee Shop
1715 Burnstown Road
January 19th, 2020 at 3:30 PM
John A. Gillies Recreation Centre
138 Sarah Street East
January 20th, 2020 at 7:00 PM
White Lake Women's Institute
7 John Box Street
White Lake, ON
Over the past year, I have seen a need for several specific items that I have brought forward to the 2020 budget process. These requests represent good value for money and allow the municipality to push itself forward into the future.
At the January 22nd, 2019 Regular Meeting of Council, Councillor Jacob brought forward a draft Advisory Committee Policy. During the 2018 municipal election, it was very clear that our residents expect Members of Council to be fully involved in the decision-making process at all public stages. Similarly, Members of Council have an obligation to their residents to earn their annual salary. Through advisory committees, Members of Council can interact with passionate residents on a variety of key issues that they want us to investigate.
For instance, many residents have expressed concerns regarding Township finances and the lack of community engagement opportunities in the decision-making process. These all represent opportunities for Council to show leadership and to put the best interests of our residents above all else.
My full report can be found on the Township's website here.
In accordance with platform commitments during the 2018 municipal election, Councillor Jacob introduced a Report to Council regarding a grant application to the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) for the development of a Community Engagement Strategy.
The full report can be viewed on the Township's website here.
As Councillor-Elect at the Township of McNab/Braeside, I submitted my 2019 budget asks on November 28th, 2018. The budget requests reflect my platform commitments to the residents of McNab/Braeside and request Council authority to proceed on the community engagement front.
Click below to see the Memo.