Naomi Davison for Regional Councillor
Honesty. Integrity. Experience.
The Road So Far
Projects, Goals and Objectives
Since elected in 2010, and again in 2014, I have promised to find a way to deliver a new recreation centre, including swimming pool, in a financially responsible manner. Our multi-use recreation centre will include a swimming pool, walking track, as well as an 'STEM focused' style library branch and community meeting place. Most importantly, the cost of building this facility will be funded through development fees collected from developers, and will sit on 8 hectares of land fully funded by park levies. Construction has begun on this important project, and it is slated to be open to the public by 2024.
Fire Services and Facilities
Our council has been diligent in ensuring that our emergency services will be available when needed. During the eight years I was on council, we made improvements to our fire equipment, to ensure the safety of our firefighters, and to make sure that they have the tools to assist us when needed. As we've grown, we've increased the number of firefighters and prevention staff. The town has rebuilt the Pefferlaw Fire Hall, to meet current safety standards. A new fire hall for south Keswick will be next, and land has been secured. The Sutton Fire Hall is scheduled for renovation or relocation (2-4 years) pending further investigation.
Water: clean and safe
A clean and safe water supply is of utmost importance for all residents. We need to ensure that everyone has access to clean water, no matter where they live in Georgina.
We also need to protect our source water in Lake Simcoe, as well as the ground water that many people access via private wells. Environmental protections must remain strong and enforced resolutely.
Finding a place to live has become increasingly difficult for many of our residents. We need to create opportunities for new styles of housing, that are affordable purchase or rent. Whether it be for young families purchasing their first home, or seniors that wish to downsize, we need to have options available here in Georgina, so that our residents can stay here and continue to enjoy everything our town has to offer. This is why I chose to serve on the Official Plan Committee as the Vice Chair for the past 3 years. We are making adjustments that allow for new housing types to be built in appropriate areas along the Woodbine corridor. There is still much work to do.
Customer Service Improvements
In 2017, the town implemented a number of customer service improvements, including a new customer service hub in our civic centre. This initiative streamlines inquiries through one central department, delivering one-stop shopping for many resident inquiries. The recent pandemic interrupted many services causing some disconnect, and we need to rebuild and reconnect with our residents.
Community Parks and Equipment
During my first term of council, staff created a full inventory of our parks and equipment. Since that time, our council has been diligent in following a repair and replacement schedule for our neighbourhood parks. Each year, we replace or repair the parks all over Georgina, starting with the facilities in most need. Having this master document to work from has provided us with better facilities, and more responsible government.
Sports Fields and West Park
We have an inventory of some of the best sports fields in York Region. Our soccer and baseball fields at the ROC are kept to the highest standards and are in continual use by our residents both young and adult. After years living through the pandemic, we all need to get outside and reconnect. We've put a plan together to rebuild West Park, so that it too can be an asset to our community, both with baseball fields, a clubhouse, and new play structures.
There are many other great projects that have been completed or are upcoming, there is always work to be done. In the meantime, if you'd like more information on a specific topic, have questions, or if you have suggestions on how our town should move forward, please contact me at [email protected] or 289-716-0196.