Director of Recreation and Culture provided a PowerPoint presentation
regarding the Recreation Playbook. He summarized the playbook process,
pricing policy, public engagement measures and the digital marketing
campaign. In addition, the Director of Recreation and Culture provided an
overview of the philosophy behind the proposed Citizens Jury, including its
approach, objectives and criteria for the placement of services on the
benefits continuum. The objectives include methods of addressing the
socio-economic issues and ability and willingness to pay for services.
ensued regarding community engagement, budget planning, the relationship
between the Recreation Playbook and Cultural Master Plan, benefits continuum,
ensuring that the jury is a balanced representation of Newmarket residents,
cost recovery mechanisms, facility use trends and capacity and the impact of
Council’s strategic priorities on the Recreation Playbook.
Director of Recreation and Culture advised of the next steps associated with
the Recreation Playbook process, including a further report incorporating
public feedback and Council recommendations. Budgetary requirements related
to the Recreation Playbook are planned for incorporation in the 2016 budget.