Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 07:00 PM
Community engagement plays an important role in what makes a municipality a welcoming, vibrant and inclusive place to live, work and enjoy. In Whitby, the Town values community engagement as an important part of how it works. That is why, on January 21, 2019 Whitby Town Council approved the Town’s first Community Engagement Strategy.
The new strategy – which was created based on the feedback of more than 400 residents, Town staff, and business and community leaders – aims to improve the way the Town...
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 05:00 AM
Last night, with the support of Town Council, the Town of Whitby made the decision to opt-out of having private retail cannabis stores within its municipal boundaries.
More than 2,600 residents and people who work in Whitby provided feedback that helped Whitby Town Council make the decision. Specifically, 412 residents participated in a telephone survey and more than 2,200 online survey responses were received.
In addition to the lack of municipal control, the following local issues and concerns related...
Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019 07:00 PM
Last night, Whitby Town Council voted to adopt a 1.94 per cent increase as the Town’s impact on the total residential tax bill. This represents an increase of approximately $8.36 per month per household*. The Town’s portion of the overall tax bill is approximately 33 per cent.
“More than 80 per cent of residents who took part in our 2018 Community Survey feel they are getting good or very good value for their tax dollars – something of...
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:00 AM
A new program, launched by the Town in December 2018, gives residents the opportunity to recognize ‘Snow Angels’ who help to clear the snow and ice off their neighbours’ driveways and sidewalks.
While it’s been a milder winter than usual, since the program’s launch more than 20 Snow Angels have been nominated by their neighbours. Their stories, some of which are highlighted below, are shining examples of Whitby’s caring and community spirit.
Melissa nominated her 12-year-old brother, Matteo, for...
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019 09:30 PM
Visitors to Town Hall will have noticed a number of changes currently underway - from the install of new flooring and walls to the temporary relocation of service desks. This construction is being completed as part of the multi-year Town Hall Redevelopment project, aimed at ensuring the facility meets the growing needs of the community.
In the coming weeks, further renovations will be completed, including the install of new accessibility, security and lighting features. The main service desk will...