FOCUS - OCTOBER 2018 19 • Realigned corporate departments to improve service to the public, clients and customers • Restructure of the Fire and Emergency Services Department including successful collective agreement negotiations, streamlined roles and responsibilities and payroll savings • In house IT management including complete overhaul of security, firewall, Wi-Fi, numerous software upgrades as well as network and IT policy review • Adjusted the organizational structure in Works and Parks area to improve service delivery • Council approved Customer Service Standards Policy and launched new Scugog website, social media including video recording on YouTube • Delivered enhanced parks and recreation programming, activities and summer camps • Launched new recreation booking software for online registrations • Conduct 2018 Municipal Election • Establish new Youth Centre at SCRC • Consolidate all museum displays and programming to Scugog Shores Museum • Implement IT Strategy • Upgrading and maintaining playground equipment and parks COMPLETED ONGOING Municipal Services STRATEGIC DIRECTION #4 • Heritage Grant Program for lands located within Port Perry Heritage Conservation District Plan area – 4 grants issued so far totalling $48,800 • Completed road reconstruction and resurfacing Scugog Line 6 including installation of municipal water, upgraded hydro and cycling lane to service employment lands • New Tourism working group partnered with Central Counties Tourism, Durham Region and stakeholders to complete the Scugog Community Tourism Strategy • Stockworth Development Site Plan has been approved • Durham Region Nonquon waste water treatment expansion complete • Initiated community improvement plans (CIP’s) for downtown Port Perry and employment lands to encourage development • Continue strategy to attract a hotel to Port Perry • Complete comprehensive waterfront plan • Implement 22 action items in the Community Tourism Strategy • Continue Discussions with Durham Region for wastewater service of employment land COMPLETED ONGOING STRATEGIC DIRECTION #3 Economic Development • Eliminated $809,849 in transfers from reserves to offset tax levy • Recipient of over $3.5 million in successful funding applications from Federal, Provincial and Regional Support • Core Services and Efficiencies Review resulted in an estimated budget savings of $416,000 • Advocated to Premiere’s Ex-Officio, to highlight need for funding support for Greenbelt Municipalities • Township secured a municipal service fee agreement with OLG for the Great Blue Heron Casino for a 10 year payment agreement of $874,600 • Development of a Reserve Fund Strategy • Transportation Background Study & DC Study • Improving financial accountability by departments COMPLETED ONGOING Financial Sustainability STRATEGIC DIRECTION #2