In keeping with my committment to hearing from residents on important issues that we face, the Town of Milton is looking for your input on the possible velodrome proposal that is coming up for councils review later this month.
This effort accomplishes two things. One is to get the all important feedback from residents on the direction of the town and second is to clear up any questions you may have about it. Its no secret that I have been a supporter of the idea as well as getting more information on the velodromes potential, its costs and the long term impact on the town of Milton. I am not 100 per cent on board with this until we “get the numbers”.
I was supportive of the project with the caveat that the impact on Milton taxpayers be minimal to zero (with no impact being my goal) from day one. I beleive that with this project in place, it will kick start the much needed approval for the Milton Education Village / Laurier University campus on the west side of town. You can search my blog for “velodrome” to see more of what has been discussed.
Please take some time to visit the Town’s website and provide your input today so that council can be presented with the full picture on the January 23rd meeting when the decision is to be made. We want to hear from you. Click on my link to the right to contact your town councillor if you would like to send us your comments directly. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
January 10, 2012
Town of Milton seeks community input on Velodrome
The Town of Milton invites the community to provide input on the proposed Velodrome through the Town’s website, www.milton.ca .
In December 2011, Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games announced Milton as the preferred site for the Velodrome. A business plan is scheduled to be presented to Council on January 23, 2012 after which Council will decide whether or not to proceed with the Velodrome and hosting the Pan/Parapan Am Games.
“We are looking forward to learning from members of the Milton community how this major facility can best meet their recreational needs,” said Town of Milton Mayor Gord Krantz. “I encourage everyone to visit our website to find out more about this proposed facility and what it can mean for the Milton community.”
The Velodrome webpage will include information on location, funding, timelines, as well as plans for the Velodrome after the Pan/Parapan Am Games. Public input and comments are invited to be submitted through the webpage and will be accepted until January 18, 2012.
For more information or to provide input, visit www.milton.ca/en/townhall/velodrome.asp .
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For further information, please contact:
Jennifer Reynolds – Director, Community Services – 905-878-7252, ext. 2180
Liliana Busnello – Communications Specialist – 905-878-7252, ext. 2154