We should be celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary by investing in community projects and not by bulldozing them.
The original intention was to keep the two skate parks working in tandem. At least that was the intention until it was decided that the Park Drive Junior Skate Park would make a great parking lot. Now everyone understands the need for additional parking in the downtown area. However, the studies required for a new site assessment should have been completed and a new site allocated for the skate park within Memorial Park before it was paved over and the equipment put into storage. Simply relocating the Junior Skate Park would have been far easier and certainly more beneficial to those children who used it.
Supporters in the community want to have the Town fast-track the re-location of the Junior Skate Park so that the entire community will be able to enjoy it this summer as part of Stouffville’s Canada 150 celebrations.
Ward 6 Councillor Rob Hargrave will be helping his constituents to ensure the Park Drive Junior Skate Park equipment doesn’t stay mothballed waiting indefinitely on studies by presenting a petition to Town Council at their June 6th Council Meeting.
Show your support by saying “YES” to celebrating Canada 150 this summer with the relocation of the now homeless Park Drive Junior Skate Park to a new site within Memorial Park.
Here’s what you can do to help
- Contact Town Councillors to show your support for the relocation.
- Contact Mayor Altmann to show your support for the relocation. .
- Attend the next Council Meeting on June 6 to show your support for the relocation. .
- Get involved in community fundraising to cover costs involved above what the Town may cover.
- Take to social media and add your name to the PETITION “Town Paves Over Our Skate Park. Help Us Get It Back!” at robhargrave.ca or www.facebook.com/Rob-Hargrave-1658120231081861/
Councillor Rob Hargrave can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on his cell at 416-985-8376
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I Have Gained The Necessary Experience and Leadership To See That This Project Is Done On Time and Within Budget
Within the next 4 years the Town of Stouffville will embark on the largest capital project in the history of the Town. The Memorial Master Plan expansion has been in the Town’s capital forecast for the past 8 years. The build out of this plan will revolutionize Memorial Park. There will be a state-of-the-art fitness and leisure centre built along with a modern library that will fill the needs of all of Stouffville residents for years to come.
The Leisure Centre will add 79,184 square feet to its current 24,785 square feet, expanding it to a total of 103,969 square feet. This will encompass a 12,000 square foot senior center for the 55+ Club, a new state-of-the-art pool with a retractable roof that can be open in the spring and summer, a new fitness centre that will be double the current fitness centre in size and two new gyms that will have a walking track above them.
The Stouffville Library will grow in size from its current 14,215 square feet to 36,210 square feet. This is an addition of 21,995 square feet. The library will have an updated computer centre and communication facilities.
The cost to build these expansions is covered under the current Development Charges By-Law. The money has been accrued in the DC accounts over the past 10 years to allow for this build out. There will be no tax burden to the residents of Stouffville.
After working with Town staff over the past 11 years to build the Clippers double rink complex and the construction of the new fire hall, I have gained the necessary experience and leadership to see that this is project is done on time and within budget.
“Make sure your concerns are heard”…
Re-Elect Councillor Rob Hargrave on October 27th, 2014