Outdoor Patios Discussion.
Chair advised those present that, although the outdoor patios project has
been sanctioned by Council, it was placed on this agenda in an effort to
gather feedback from anyone who wished to comment.
Buckley, representative of the Ground Burger Bar advised that, in his
opinion, there were not enough restaurant stakeholders present to add value
to the outdoor patios project discussion.
ensued regarding the BIA’s position and the timeliness associated with
recommendations being provided to Members of Council, reporting statistics
and staff report recommendations. The Economic Development Officer advised
that Members of Council deliberated the outdoor patios project thoroughly
and based their decisions accordingly.
discussion ensued regarding the nominated and elected Board of Management
was sought from the Economic Development Officer related to the outdoor
patios project satisfaction survey that was supplied to patrons of the
restaurants. The Co-Chair suggested that going forward, the Board of
Management Members be included in the distribution of the survey documents.
Councillor Sponga suggested that all Members should be copied on any and
Sponga provided a verbal account of his opinion related to the retail
versus restaurants ratio on Main Street. He advised that he felt there
were not enough restaurant merchants on the Board of Management and
suggested a review of Board membership to include more diverse stakeholder participation.
He advised he would bring a motion forward under the New Business portion
of the meeting.