Townhall Meeting Notes

What an engaged crowd at the “Let’s Get Creative” townhall last week! Thank you to everyone who attended and to those who couldn’t attend that sent me their thoughts by email. This is a great beginning.

I wanted to hear from you about what is important to you in our downtowns. We have seven of them: New Hamburg, Baden, Haysville, New Dundee, Petersburg, St Agatha, and Mannheim. Some of them may be quite small now, but we have to plan for the future and build on what we have.

Just before 7:00 people began arriving. They signed in if they wished to be contacted, and had a few minutes to chat and check out the Climate Action Waterloo Region booth.

After talking about the basic type of ideas I wanted to discuss and giving some background, hands started going up and the floor was given to the audience.

We talked about shade, traffic calming, parking, natural spaces, play areas, sidewalks, and much more.

So what am I going to DO with the ideas and inspiration we shared? Well, I am working on a plan to begin building a unified concept to enhance, support and improve the downtowns of all Wilmot towns.

If you weren’t able to attend, I will be hosting more of meetings on this topic in the near future. Stay tuned!

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