Annual report highlights Oakville council achievements for 2016

The Town of Oakville is inviting residents to check out its latest report card.

Oakville’s 2016 Annual Report is now available for viewing on the town’s website.

Town staff said the report highlights key achievements the town has made in delivering on goals outlined in the 2015-18 Strategic Plan.

“Providing the public with a ‘report card’ on the projects and issues affecting their community is one critical way council and staff work to engage with residents,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton.

“Council is proud to share some of the key accomplishments of 2016 in this year’s annual report.”

The report noted that an audit performed by the external auditors KPMG found the financial statements prepared by the town to be a fair presentation of the financial position and financial results for the past year.

Town listed as its key successes in 2016, including:

  • Efforts to move forward in revitalizing the historic downtown through the Lakeshore Road East Reconstruction and Streetscape Project. In consultation with the community, a traditional streetscape furniture theme will be incorporated once the project begins in 2019.
  • Public input helping to shape the future use of the former hospital site lands, with demolition set to begin this fall and a new community centre scheduled to open in 2020.
  • The introduction of the Public Engagement Hub, Livable Oakville Performance Dashboard, launch of Oakville Transit’s real-time bus tracking app, and additions to open data sets all helped to advance the town’s web and digital strategies.
  • Continued partnership with Oakville’s three Business Improvement Areas helping these business districts move forward on their retail action plans with the implementation of the patio and parking strategy.
  • Several reviews of the town’s Livable Oakville Plan, which took place in 2016 to explore how the town will accommodate growth and development in the years ahead.

To read Oakville’s 2016 Annual Report visit www.oakville.ca.

– Oakville Beaver, July 28 

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