Downtown Oakville BIA 2017 AGM - Follow up

Date: April 7, 2017

Dear BIA members,

Thank you to those members who were able to attend the 2017 Downtown Oakville BIA AGM on March 21, 2017.  We appreciate your time and input.

As a follow up, below you will find key meeting items and a link to meeting minutes, BIA and Town presentations.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions or would like to discuss any items.  

Best regards, Susan.

Key meetings items:

BIA presented - 
2016 DRAFT audited financials were accepted by membership.  Reserve fund increased by $7,109 due to lower expenses, currently sits at $64,646.
2016 BIA initiatives were reviewed.
2017 BIA planned initiatives were reviewed.
2017 Operating budget was presented and approved by the membership.  2017 budget is $1.22 million, an increase of $201,534 vs. 2016 actuals. Majority from newly expanded BIA area.

Town presented - 
Lakeshore bridge reconstruction update and timeline.  Target completion date is December 15 but could be as early as November 7.
Streetscape design review - visual appearance, materials, furniture.
Streetscape timeline review - scheduled to be completed in 2019/2020, three blocks per year.  Timing is Feb - Nov each year with one block under construction at a time, pedestrian access to business to maintained.
Streetscape mitigation plan in progress - four pillars: construction, communication, marketing, economic.  BIA to be involved in plan.

Click HERE to access minutes (unapproved) within which you will find links to BIA and Town presentations.

Susan Johnston
Executive Director
Downtown Oakville Business Improvement Area
146 Lakeshore Road East (2nd Floor - West Office
905-844-4520 x11