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Holyrood council making plans

Holyrood Mayor Gary Goobie says the town is moving forward with both an operations review and a new communications plan, and that committees of council have been tasked with overseeing the work.

Goobie brought both items forward during the January council meeting, beginning with the operations review.

“All of council has agreed that we are going to proceed with this review early in the new year, so we’re going to get this process underway right away,” said Goobie.

He said it will be a three-step process. The first step will be to form a committee to draft the terms of reference. following council’s acceptance of the terms of reference, council will issue a request for proposals (RFP). Finally, council will review the RFP and award the tender to a company, which will then be commissioned to do the work.

The mayor assigned councilors Steve Windsor, Curtis Buckle and Bruce King to the committee.

Next, Goobie said the town will move forward with a new communications plan, a work that started with the previous council.

“They did a great piece of work with that, and we’re going to continue on to actually get the plan put in place to have it executed,” said Goobie. “Our goal with this plan is to improve and enhance communications with our residents in an effort to be as open and transparent as possible. So, this is going to be a piece of work that’s going to take a bit of time, but I have a committee put in place, which will be Deputy Mayor (Michele) Woodford, councilor (Laura) Crawley and councilor Sadie King. So, you folks will be tasked with doing that piece of work, and we look forward to the final product.”

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