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The following is a summary of the Goderich Town Council meeting held June 17, 2024

Recognition of Goderich Children’s Business Market

The Council acknowledged the efforts of Stacy and Jared Petteplace for organizing the Goderich Children’s Business Market. This event follows the success of two previous markets held in Clinton. The Council praised the Petteplaces for providing young entrepreneurs an opportunity to experience business firsthand. The Chamber of Commerce appreciates this initiative as it supports the growth of future business leaders in the community. We look forward to future Children’s Markets in Goderich, Clinton, and Wingham!

Approval of Zoning By-law Change for New Private Daycare

Council approved a zoning by-law amendment to permit the establishment of a new private daycare in an existing building in Goderich. Supported with funding from Huron County Council, this new daycare will offer up to 88 childcare spaces. This development is beneficial for local businesses seeking to attract employees who require childcare options, and it will also create jobs for childcare workers.

Downtown Infrastructure Project Updates

The Town released several updates concerning the downtown infrastructure project. Key announcements included:

  • A timeline graphic outlining the project’s phases. (se bleow)
  • An open house public meeting scheduled for July 11th to discuss the project.
  • The next Downtown Infrastructure Task Force meeting on Friday, June 21st at 10 a.m., where the preliminary design will be reviewed. This design will be shared with the public on Thursday. The Chamber encourages all downtown businesses to attend these meetings to provide input. The meetings offer an opportunity for attendees to speak directly to the task force about the project’s design, timeline, and impact.

Strategic Action Plan Town Hall Report

Council received the report from Huron Chamber Executive Director Colin Carmichael on the recent strategic action plan town hall. While overall feedback was positive, it was noted that attendance could have been better. This sparked a discussion about the challenges of effectively communicating with the community, which was highlighted in the report. Council expressed satisfaction with the event’s outcomes and the insights gained.

The Chamber will continue to keep members informed on these and other important developments affecting our community.