Next Saturday (October 7) 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Bruce County Museum
(in the theatre on the main floor)
There are a number of things going on or being planned this fall and winter, so the SRA Board arranged this meeting to update members on a variety of topics.
David Smith, the Town's Chief Administrative Officer, (i) will speak about the next steps on the Chantry View reconstruction project based on the comments received at the August 31st event at the Coliseum and (ii) will outline that one of the mandates of the Master Transportation Study for the Town scheduled for 2018 will include ways to encourage cycling and enhance cyclist safety.
Tony Sheard, one of the members of the Town’s Ad Hoc Committee examining the future of the Southampton Town Hall, will discuss the work done to date by the committee and show slides illustrating the preferred solution of the Town Hall connected with a reconstructed library building.
Melanie Myers, president of the Southampton Business Improvement Area, will give a report on the activities of the SBIA and the work they are doing to foster economic development in Southampton.
Vice Deputy Mayor Diane Huber and Councillor Cheryl Grace will be in attendance. Councillor Don Matheson has been invited and we are awaiting his response. Topics they will discuss (in no particular order) include the following:
- Hear about a ‘Beach Ambassador’ program that is being proposed for next summer.
- Phragmites in Southampton – yes, we do have them, mainly on South Beach and on the north shore. An invasive species that needs community support to be rid of them.
- The Southampton Coliseum turns 40 and a community anniversary party is planned.
- An update on the status of various proposals regarding shoreline cleanup north of the river.
- A progress report on an innovative proposal to solve the Island Street storm sewer problem.
I know this is a busy weekend, but I have guaranteed all our speakers that they will be out by 11:00 am, so we will move quickly through the agenda!! There will be free coffee at the Museum. Hope to see you there.
Jim Henning, President