Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2019 06:00 PM
Whitby seniors now have a new way to connect with others from the comfort of their own home or care facility. The new ‘Seniors Without Walls’ Program, launched by the Town’s Age-Friendly Network in partnership with the Whitby Public Library, provides seniors the opportunity to participate in a rich and vibrant social community by phone.
Each week volunteers, along with Whitby Public Library staff, conduct an hour-long program over the phone that is full of engaging activities such as trivia, travel...
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2019 03:30 AM
Proposed budget to be released on February 4
The Town’s proposed 2019 Budget is scheduled for release on Monday, February 4, 2019. As an important part of the budget process, residents are invited to provide feedback on the proposed budget through the following opportunities:
Residents will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the 2019 Budget prior to Council consideration...
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...