At Monday’s Council meeting, the Town’s Senior Management Team presented the 4th Quarter and Year-end Progress Report for 2021. Of the 37 initiatives reported on, the Town achieved an overall 84% completion rate.

“2021 was a year of significant achievement for the Town of Saugeen Shores” said Luke Charbonneau, Mayor. “We made major progress on key priorities like physician recruitment, housing and strengthening relationships with our First Nation neighbours. We also have our first-ever formal Business Plan in place for 2022 so we can more easily track and report on our efforts to manage our growth, improve our efficiency and realize a higher quality of life for every resident."

The 31 initiatives, plus six from the Saugeen Shores Police Service, represent projects of significance to the public, Council or staff. A highlight of 2021 achievements include:

  • Land claim settlement reached with Saugeen Ojibway Nation
  • Saugeen Shores Attainable Housing Task Force report and hiring of a dedicated Housing Coordinator.
  • Lamont Sports Park Phase 1 construction completed
  • Phase 3 construction on Bruce Road 25 completed
  • Recruiting five new physicians, opening a Same-Day Urgent Care clinic and adding a second nurse practitioner at the health clinic.

Ten major initiatives, such as the Cedar Crescent Village project, Harbour Dock Improvement and Summerside Park Development planning, will be carried into 2022.

View the full Q4 Major Initiatives Overview Report and Major Initiatives Department Charts.

Looking ahead to 2022, senior staff and Council will be following the 2022 Business Plan, which will be coming to Council for final approval on January 24. After that meeting, the community will be able to view the Plan on the Town’s website. Staff will provide quarterly updates to Council throughout the year.