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Saugeen Shores Mayor Says Growth Trend Will Continue

Saugeen Shores | by Megan Johnson  

Mayor Luke Charbonneau says New Year will bring an added focusing on core services.

The New Year will bring another year of growth for Saugeen Shores.

Saugeen Shores Mayor Luke Charbonneau say "we're projected to grow by as many as 5,000 new residents in the next ten years... We had over $100 million in building permits issued last year and I expect that trend to continue."

Besides multiple housing developments taking place across Saugeen Shores he also highlights "marquee" building project like multiple hotels and the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) which is currently undergoing construction next to the Saugeen Shores Plex.

Charbonneau says there will also be an added focusing on core services.

"Ensuring we have those services in place to meet that growing population and that means looking at things like working with the school boards on education and ensuring we have the education facilities we need; access to primary health care services is going to be a focus."

He adds they will also work on the current emergency meet the growing demand, as well as landfill services, "not just expanding the landfill but also looking at diversion."

"2020 will be a year to look at the service and make sure we can serve all those people as they come to the community," says the Mayor. 

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