Further public input into proposed new Town Hall planned for June 14

Posted On Monday April 19, 2021

News Release Date: April 19, 2021


Further public input into proposed new Town Hall planned for June 14


NEW TECUMSETH, ON – The Town of New Tecumseth purchased the former Alliston Union Public School facility at 25 Albert Street West, in Alliston in 2016, with the intention of repurposing the existing building into a new Town Hall.


In keeping with the Town’s process and Procedural Bylaw, in the last three years, there have been at least eight occasions in which the proposed new Town Hall project has been before Committee of the Whole for discussion and open for public input.


“We understand that a member of our community, Mr. Joe Feiner, is currently protesting in opposition of the proposed new Town Hall project. While we respect our residents’ right to peaceful protest, we are concerned for Joe’s health. We are urging Mr. Feiner to stop his hunger strike, put his health first and take care of himself,” said New Tecumseth Mayor Rick Milne. “It is important that the community understands that there is another opportunity for residents to speak to the project, through the established process of Committee of the Whole and Council meetings. Mr. Feiner shared some of his thoughts on the proposed new Town Hall project at a recent Committee of the Whole meeting. And he and other residents will have another opportunity to do so again.”


“We have set the date of June 14, 2021 for the tender for this project to come back to Committee for discussion and public input. Council ratification would follow on June 28,2021. We have shared that date with Mr. Feiner and added his name to the request for deputations to speak to the project and report before Council on June 14, 2021, should he wish,” he said.


At the June 14, 2021 Committee of the Whole meeting, residents who are interested in speaking to the project and the report that will be before Council are welcome to do so. Residents can submit a request to speak through the Town’s website at: https://www.newtecumseth.ca/en/town-hall/speaking-before-council.aspx  or call the Town’s Clerks office at 705-435-3900. Information and reports about this project are available for all to view on the Town’s website at: https://www.newtecumseth.ca/en/town-hall/proposed-new-town-hall.aspx


The Town is governed by the Municipal Act 2001. The Act is the main statute governing the creation, administration and government of municipalities in the province of Ontario. Committee of the Whole meetings provide the opportunity for all Council members and interested members of the public to participate in discussion. Council meetings are then held generally two-weeks later to formally approve (ratify) recommendations passed at the previous Committee of the Whole meeting. All meetings are livestreamed through the Town of New Tecumseth’s YouTube channel.

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