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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Wasaga Beach Councillors Have Been Busy

Wasaga Beach | by Catherine Thompson  

Wasaga Beach proceeds with study to support need for Town high school.

The town of Wasaga Beach is going ahead with a study to support the need for a high school in town.

At a recent Committee of the Whole meeting, councillors voted in favour of spending ten thousand dollars from council's Corporate Initiative Budget.

It's to have a consultant do a high school demographic study to help the High School Task Force make its case to the public school board.

The committee has also approved hiring a new planner and an Economic Development Officer. These are three year contracts including benefits.

Councillors are going ahead with the Request for Proposals to find a firm to conduct a Corporate Efficiency Review. It would look at all the town's departments including the library to determine potential improvements.

And the Committee of the Whole voted against sending a letter of opposition to the Premier and leader of the opposition, MPP Tim Hudak and other MPPs, to a private member's bill that would allow for shared housing.

This would allow a home owner to rent the house for up to 120 days without zoning approval or a business license.

Some councillors felt this could actually be a good thing for Wasaga Beach with house swaps becoming very popular and which could bring visitors to town.

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