Yarmouth Town Council Lists Strategic Priorities For 2018

Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 09:53 AM

The Town of Yarmouth finalized their list of strategic priorities for 2018 last night.

Council and staff held a workshop last month to review priorities and determine each one's importance in 2018.

Right now, the top priorities include a conceptual design for waterfront development, a business case for a new arts and culture centre, a YMCA agreement/pool, curling club upgrades and a municipal planning strategy for housing policies.

Mayor Pam Mood says things can always change.

"It's a living, breathing document, so things can change. For example, if we had an emergency with the terminal or wharf, we'd have to re-work where we put things."

Mood says things are being worked on simultaneously, and staff will keep council updated monthly on progress.

"The waterfront development conceptual plan will be done by the end of February, a business case for the arts centre should be complete this spring. We definitely want to speak with the YMCA in regard to an agreement on funding and other issues."

Future priorities include a downtown parking plan, Mariners Centre future plans, a transit plan and a long term capital plan.