INITIATIVES

As I again commit to work together with all citizens and stakeholders in the Town of Tillsonburg, there are a number of identified items that we can collectively turn into opportunities. Ensuring we continue with an open, transparent and accessible governance model will ensure Tillsonburg truly remains a “Place to Build Your Future”.

The opportunity to engage our citizens and truly build a stronger community from the ground up has continued to pay dividends for us all over the past four years. As a result of truly listening to the people and businesses of Tillsonburg and providing the opportunity for transparent community engagement, some of these exciting initiatives are highlighted below;

AN OPEN AND ACCESSIBLE COUNCIL

  • Adherence to the Municipal Act and Municipal Code of Conduct

  • Continuation of accessible Town Hall meetings

  • Continued respect for volunteer Boards and Committees (Respect this valuable skill set)

  • Continuation of monthly Oxford County report on Tillsonburg Council agenda

TILLSONBURG HYDRO INC.

  • THI shall remain a financially viable corporation wholly-owned by the Town of Tillsonburg

  • Continued investment in human resources and material capital to ensure THI remains in full compliance with governing regulations (IESO / OEB)

TRANSIT (Responsible, Accessible and Sustainable)

  • Continue to build on the comprehensive Master Transportation strategy and facilitate a new locally-focused governance model to support our operational success

  • Continually improve the financially sustainable and accessible program that now delivers safe and reliable access to all parts of our community (Recreational, Commercial, Medical, Employment etc.)

  • Continue to be a regional leader as we currently facilitate opportunities, in partnership with Ministry of Transportation and neighbouring municipalities, on regional expansion to ensure Tillsonburg is connected to the rest of the world

COUNTY OF OXFORD

  • Continue to build on the relationships that have fostered significant infrastructure investment, while ensuring we maintain a level of local autonomy to provide for the always important “Made in Tillsonburg” solutions

  • Ensure comprehensive review of the impact (financial and service level) on local residents and businesses from Oxford’s Solid Waste Management and Recycling program

  • Continue pressure for reduction in Bag Tag rates

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

  • Continue to build on the “Open for Business” philosophy that has strategically placed Tillsonburg in a position to succeed

  • Continue to enhance public/private partnership to provide for increased jobs and assessment

  • Advance pending Technical training opportunities to match the needs of local employers-

  • Continued demonstration of networking and negotiating skills that introduced valuable investment and employers to our community

 NEW INITIATIVES

  • Community Splash Pad

  • Re-establish Youth Roundtable initiative

  • Enhanced community safety initiatives

  • Additional primary health care opportunities through partnership (TDMH)

These are just a few of the items the public has mentioned to me as community priorities. I welcome you to share your ideas with me at votemolnar@execulink.com. The time to start working together on your ideas is now. Together we can ensure a process that continuously listens, learns and acts for the betterment of all our citizens.

"THE CHOICE FOR YOUR FUTURE."

Monday October 22, 2018