A brief report on last night”s Council meeting for those who could not be there.
The outcome was just what we were seeking.
1. The Terms of Reference was passed without further amendment;
2. The Board of Management was established and our five nominees – Elis Zeigler, Kathy Kennedy, Leslie Smail-Persaud, Michael Smith & Rebecca Sweetman – were appointed; and
3. Councillor Phil St Jean was appointed as a non-voting member.
Thanks to everyone for your amazing support and contributions in getting us this far. And a huge thank you to the wonderful and brave members of our now established management board for stepping up and offering to lead us forward.
Council vote tonight to adopt the Terms of Reference, Board Management member approval and appointment, plus naming the Ward 1 Councillor who will sit on the Board. Fingers crossed for a speedy approval without any new wrinkles.
Picton Gazette writes a fine article about the SPTH Open House – Working group seeks prospective members for Picton Town Hall board. Read it here.
You can find hard-copy applications forms at the Picton Library or complete our online application form Call for Volunteers.
Sunday April 14 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm upstairs at the Hall (2 Ross St., Picton) we’re having an Open House to which everyone is invited.
Get an update on plans, get a chance to ask questions, and hear how you can help.
You can even download and print our new poster (8″x11″) suitable for your window, store-front, or posting on your organizations Facebook or web page.
A Hall for All. We’re ready for you!!
We received some good news, but we still need your help!
County staff have recommended our proposal, but we need your support to convince Council to adopt our plan.
Attend Committee meeting Feb 28 at Shire Hall
It’s official: our proposal is on the agenda of the Committee of the Whole on Thursday, February 28 at 1 pm. Councillors will discuss municipal staff’s recommendation of our plan as the “preferred proposal”. A healthy turnout is critical to show Council the breadth of support that exists in the community. Here’s a direct link to the staff report and our proposal: https://princeedwardcounty.civicweb.net/document/167362
Voice your support at Committee and online
This is not a done deal until Council adopts our proposal. Your voice counts. Help demonstrate to Council members that the community wants them to decide in favour of keeping the Picton Town Hall in public hands for the benefit of all:
Address the Committee (claim your 3-min slot via email@example.com or on site)
Spread the word and show support on social media using the hashtag #ahallforall.
If we can convince Council to adopt our plan, the future for this outstanding public space looks bright.
With your continued support, we look forward to working with the municipality to make Picton Town Hall the best it can be!
A Hall for All.
Thursday, February 28 at 1:00 pm is when we expect our proposal to Council to be addressed at the Committee of the Whole, where municipal staff will submit their recommendation. We need your help to demonstrate community support!
Attend Committee meeting
Join us at Shire Hall on Thursday, February 28 at 1:00 pm. We want to show Councillors the breadth of support that exists in the community by having lots of town hall users and supporters come out to the meeting.
Speak at Committee meeting
We need your voice to speak to the importance and value that the hall brings to you/your group and/or why it is important to keep the hall in the community. Anyone wishing to comment may do so for 3 minutes on February 28:
You can email the Clerk’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know you wish to speak.
Or simply attend the meeting and speak up when comments are sought from the audience.
Show your support on social media
Help us create a groundswell of support in social media! Spread the word. Speak out. Share a story, photo or memory about something great that happened at Picton Town Hall. Add this hashtag to your post: #ahallforall.
Watch for updates
The Council meeting agenda and municipal staff recommendation should be posted at this link on Friday, February 22. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that our proposal wins their favour!
Thank you all for your support! Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, February 28 at 1:00 pm at Shire Hall.
County staff expect to complete their evaluation of responses to the Request for Expression of Interest early in February.
Their recommendation to Council for consideration at COTW and a later Council Meeting is imminent. Please be ready to support us with your attendance (and speaking up) at these meetings.
A Hall for All is the better alternative.
We tend to focus on user groups that need the Picton Town Hall space on a regular basis over a number of years. But let’s not forget that other important County groups have a need for the space from time to time. Here’s Creative Rural Minds recent event …
Creative Rural Minds – image © Ramesh Pooran
Kat Burns at Creative Rural Minds – image © Ramesh Pooran