Grimsby seeking public input on draft ward boundaries in second round of public consultation.

Grimsby seeking public input on draft ward boundaries in second round of public consultation.

Grimsby/March 24, 2021 – The Town of Grimsby is seeking feedback from residents on potential ward boundary options in its Council Structure and Ward Boundary Review.

The Review is being undertaken to ensure that Grimsby’s ward boundaries, electoral structure, and Council structure continue to provide an effective and equitable system of representation that accounts for projected growth within the municipality through the 2022, 2026, and 2030 elections.  This process is Grimsby’s first comprehensive and independent review of the four existing ward boundaries since 1993. 

In the first round of consultation, members of the community were given the opportunity to provide their feedback on the current electoral and council structure as well as on the existing wards and their priorities for the design of new wards.

StrategyCorp, the arm’s-length consultant hired by the Town to conduct the review, used the results of the consultation and its own technical analysis to prepare an Interim Report, which was presented to Council on February 16th. That Report can be reviewed online here, or at www.grimsby.ca.  

The second round of public consultation will invite participants to comment on draft options for new ward boundaries. It will include a public survey which will be open from March 24th to April 19th, 2021. It will also include two virtual public meetings held on Thursday, April 1st and Thursday, April 15th 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. To sign up for either of these meetings please register at www.grimsby.ca/wbrmeetings.

To view initial draft boundary options, and to complete the online survey visit www.letstalkgrimsby.ca.

Public input from the consultation will inform StrategyCorp’s report and recommendations, which will be presented to Council in May. Council will then decide if and how to implement the report’s recommendations. 

For more information on this review and on how you can stay involved visit www.letstalkgrimsby.ca, or you can get in touch by visiting the Town’s municipal website at www.grimsby.ca.

Residents can also send their feedback to wardboundary@grimsby.ca or the Clerk’s Department by mail. Please address letters to Ward Boundary Review and mail to 160 Livingston Ave, Grimsby, ON, L3M 4G3.

 

Media Contact

Sarah Kim
Town Clerk
Town of Grimsby
905 309 2015
skim@grimsby.ca

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