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Planned Town Hall meeting cancelled: Municipality of Clarington to launch new engagement platform to solicit resident feedback

Posted on Friday November 10, 2017

Clarington November 10, 2017/- A Town Hall meeting planned for November 16, 2017 at the Enniskillen Public School to address rural issues has been cancelled. Instead, Clarington will launch a new interactive online platform that will allow all rural residents to express any community-wide concerns and also make suggestions for improvements.

The Town Hall was planned by Ward 2 Councillor Ron Hooper to focus on issues affecting rural residents including taxes, natural gas, broadband internet, roads, parking, traffic, garbage and special events. Because of a miscommunication, local residents were left under the impression that the Town Hall would focus on the Enniskillen General Store and that the Municipality was trying to restrict its business.

“It is unfortunate that an initiative to reach out to our rural residents was misinterpreted. Councillor Hooper took it upon himself to organize this Town Hall to hear issues that are specific to rural living and affect rural residents,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster.

“Contrary to comments made on Facebook, we are not backtracking. The purpose of the Town Hall was always to deal with broader rural issues,” said Mayor Foster.

In an effort to solicit feedback and to hear from all Clarington rural residents, in December, the Municipality will launch an interactive online platform. This tool will allow rural residents to ask questions, share ideas and express concerns over local issues in an environment that is receptive and judgement free. Bookmark this page www.engageclarington.ca. Stay tuned for updates as we launch this new, interactive platform in December.

“This is an exciting new initiative. We welcome input and want all local residents to share their ideas. All input is equal and will be considered,” said Mayor Foster.

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