J. Playter inquired about the status
of the construction of the proposed
restaurant on the property known as 497 Timothy Street. The Economic
Development Officer advised that construction is slated to begin in the
summer months of 2016.
Chair provided a verbal status update regarding the Main Street Passport
initiative originally presented at the January, 2016 BIA meeting by Mr.
Dave Robinson and Mr. Mark Kolb of YourOnLineBusiness. The Chair advised
that Mr. Robinson has agreed to guarantee a working technology service of
cell phone web based marketing to engage participants to travel and shop
Chair requested the Board of Management consider expending $2500 as a first
payment to Mr. Robinson for the advertising initiative.
ensued regarding Mr. Robinson’s proposal and a suggestion was made to have
him propose the initiative to the entire BIA membership, not just the Board
by: Rory Rodrigo
by: Siegfried Wall
the Passport Initiative proposal be deferred until the May, 2016 Main
Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management meeting in an
effort to obtain more information from Mr. Robinson.
S. Wall inquired who would be providing the monthly Town updates in the
absence of a Member of Council on the Board of Management. The Economic
Development Officer advised that he would provide the updates until a
successor has been appointed.
The Economic Development Officer provided a verbal status update regarding
a recent webinar attended by some Board of Management members with respect
to economic development within downtown cores of municipalities.
S. Wall queried the Economic Development Officer regarding the Town’s
intentions of infrastructure planning, intensification processes, parking
strategies and generalized Main Street neighbourhood planning associated
with the proposed re-opening of the Old Town Hall facility.
Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management
recommends to Council:
by: Siegfried Wall
by: Anne Martin
the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management
requests that the Town of Newmarket staff plan and create a parking
strategy for the west side of Main Street in the vicinity of the Old Town
Hall and Market Square for a successful operation of the Old Town Hall.
f) O. Paiva queried the Economic Development
Officer regarding the membership and mandate of the Community Centre Lands
Task Force Parking Sub-committee.