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  • Espanola Strategic Plan 2013
    Strategic Plan 2013 Based upon a community consultation process with residents businesses community and regional partners the Strategic Plan consists of a number of initiatives or action items grouped into four priorities environmental economic and social sustainability and excellence in governance Action in these four areas will enable the Town to realize its vision for the future Any strategic plan is a fluid document which adjusts accordingly to the environmental economic and social changes Our organizational restructuring will have an impact on the realization and timeline of many of our action items set out in this strategic plan Meeting the objectives of the plan will require the balancing of community goals and resources Mayor Mike Lehoux stated Municipal planning and budgets are determined by the goals that the community consultation process has set For example brown water was the 1 priority in the previous Strategic Plan as a result this is where we allocated our resources Strategic planning is one of the best examples that we have of the democratic consultation process Thank you to all that participated For more information please contact Cynthia Townsend Clerk Treasurer Administrator Town of Espanola 100 Tudhope Street Suite 2 Espanola On P5E 1S6

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/mediareleases/item/604-espanola-strategic-plan-2013 (2016-02-13)
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  • Regarding Community Economic Development...
    s role as Program Manager so adding the economic stream is a natural progression Also the merging of these positions ensures that the Town maintains an economic focus and manages priorities in the most cost effective manner says Cynthia Townsend Clerk Treasurer Administrator Cheryl brings to the role 9 years experience as a LAMBAC Board Member and has completed the Economic Development Certificate Program from the University of Waterloo She

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/mediareleases/item/593-regarding-community-economic-development (2016-02-13)
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  • Message from the Clerk Treasurer/Administrator
    also never stated that taxes would in fact increase by this amount however this does put the amount in context for each of us I also hear a lot about our high service levels which corresponds to high levels of taxation Let s think about where existing service levels have come from I would suggest that it is in response to requests from various taxpayers and residents whether it comes from telephone complaints or written requests for services or sometimes more formally from a referendum vote It is reasonable to question the feasibility of our Complex facility being built in the first place there is also the question that this might have been foresight by the two thirds of voters who voted in favour of it Our Complex is one of the many things that make our Town a community and an enjoyable place to live With our current financial situation it is critical to find a balance between expected levels of service and a reasonable level of taxation one that council is committed to A few more quick facts Tax Rates Long Term Debt 2010 0 02726474 10 360 884 2011 0 02670743 9 931 743 2012 0 02612443 9 098 361 2013 2nd Draft 0 02372708 Projected 8 729 639 Of the 2013 projected balance of debt approximately 6 4 million of this relates to the water and sewer upgrades which have occurred since the major brown water problem of 2004 With an annual repayment limit for 2012 of 2 274 548 as set by the province the municipality could borrow 28 345 892 assuming a 5 borrowing rate The town is at approximately 30 of its maximum borrowing capacity The average age of our vehicles and equipment for the municipality is 2003 some newer and some older

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/mediareleases/item/582-message-from-the-clerk-treasurer-administrator (2016-02-13)
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  • Message from the Mayor - April 26
    are tough and often unpopular but they are strategic decisions to protect the long term vision of community economic retention and growth Mayor Council and Staff continue to work diligently with the coalition members and will be attending a meeting with the Deputy Minister of Finance on Monday April 29th regarding the Domtar reassessment A public presentation will be held once the final 2013 Budget has been adopted to address

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/mediareleases/item/581-message-from-the-mayor-april-26 (2016-02-13)
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  • Flood Warning Update
    build on the Vermillion and sensitive areas are being monitored Areas at high risk of localized flooding road closure include Penage Lake Road at Black Darkie Creek Highway 6 at McCulloch Drive Mead Boulevard at Black Creek For updates listen to Moose FM check the community channel or LED and Like us on Facebook For information on flood prevention and clean up visit http www sdhu com content health hazards

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/mediareleases/item/580-flood-warning-update (2016-02-13)
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  • Dedication of Volunteers Recognized
    a fresh and creative look at service delivery and the utilization of the volunteer sector says Lehoux We ve always prided ourselves on being a caring community with a healthy base of passionate and committed volunteers Our volunteer sector will be testimony to our resilience and ability to manage economic change Just recently three of Espanola s volunteers were awarded the Queen s Diamond Jubilee Medal for their volunteer service

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/mediareleases/item/579-dedication-of-volunteers-recognized (2016-02-13)
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  • Localized Flooding Possible
    and advisories on Moose FM 99 3 CTV Check the Town of Espanola website Facebook Community Channel LED for more information updates Avoid flooded areas do not drive through flood waters Never try to cross a flooded area on foot Minimize home water use during heavy rainfall Do not use washing machines or dishwashers flush in moderation Check storm sewers for debris if you can remove debris with a broom

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/mediareleases/item/578-localized-flooding-possible (2016-02-13)
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  • Message from the Mayor - March 28
    municipal coalition We continue with the budget deliberations process and expect that we will have a budget adopted by late spring at which point we will be in a position to share with you the more significant budget changes and impact to servicing This is a laborious on going process and we count on you for your understanding and patience as we continue to review every possible avenue for efficiencies

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/mediareleases/item/567-message-from-the-mayor-march-28 (2016-02-13)
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