The Meaford( ) has approved a brand new Memorial master as a model for the next 25 years.
In the Committee of the Whole meeting on November 29, the report was presented by CAO Rob Armstrong recommending theto endorse the new master as a reference document.
The report states that the mastercomprises vision, guiding principles, goals, and layout. The report includes 94 projects with an estimated cost of CA$4.2 to CA$4.8 million.
A few of these projects involve the completion of the lowerretaining wall improvements, rearranging the beachfront area and the lower and upper , and upgrading the and network.
Director ofMatt Smith stated that two initiatives would commence .
“One is upgrades to the roadways, the entrance, in particular, the other is some upgrades to the office of Memorial. The other projects won’t take place until 2023 or later,” Smith said.
The projects are categorized by priority, with the top priority ones starting in about two years. It could take 25 years for lower priority projects to begin after.
The report indicated that the projects and estimated costs are to be included in the future budgets and work, which will require closer to when they will be executed.
The projects tackled within the coming ten years includeissues, vital electrical upgrades, and facility life safety rehabilitation.
In June of 2018, theauthorized staff to start the masterplan process of Memorial , which consisted of several policy reviews along with engineering assessments, landscape architecture, and meetings with .
In the end, the mastercalls for improvements and the and of various areas of the .
The master, as laid out in the report, states that “Memorial offers opportunities for inspiration, health, and enjoyment on the shores of Georgian Bay while protecting the natural landscape through sustainable practices for , visitors, and future generations.”
The guiding principle for moving forward in the masterindicated that there would be no further reductions in the acreage of space, including camping areas, and no permanent or seasonal camping is permitted.
A few of the objectives for theinclude recreation facilities being maintained and taking care of the woodlands so that they are maintained and protected where possible.
The masteris an entire 25-year range due to the longevity of some features, such as playground equipment and .
Deputy Mayor Shirley Keaveney voiced her support of the masteracknowledging how well it was put together.
“I think we have a really good report before us today that is really specific and pertinent to Memorial,” Keaveney said.
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