Economic Development & Planning Services
Fauquier-Strickland will make every effort to contribute to society, where every citizen will have equal access to health care services and can live in a wholesome environment.
We are dedicated in promoting our quality of life through community economic development activities and to stabilize and gradually grow our population. We will encourage recycling and reduce municipal energy costs. We will support existing businesses and attract new ones. We shall revitalize the communities at the socio-economic level to ensure there viability.
2022 Capital Projects
Municipal Council adopted the operational and capital budget for 2022 on March 8, 2022. The following are the capital projects that will be advanced in 2022 which fall under the economic development umbrella:
Renovations to the Community Centre main hall to create a Community Hub which will include the Public Library. Council has approved an amount of $200,000.00 for the renovations which are entirely funded with grants.
Renovations to the medical clinic to anticipate the future permanent location of the Municipal offices. Council has approved an amount of $180,000.00 for the renovations which are entirely funded with grants.
Construction of the new Medical Clinic. Council has approved an amount of $1,000,000.00 for the construction. A loan with Infrastructure Ontario will be taken to pay for the said construction.
New play structure for the children. Council has approved an amount of $60,000.00 for the purchase of a new play structure for the children of the Community. The current play structure represents safety concerns, therefore, the new structure will be a welcome addition for the children.
Cottage Lot Development Feasibility Study. Council has retained the services of our planners, J.L. Richards, to undertake the feasibility study for the cottage lot development project along the Groundhog River. This study is required by the Ministry in order to advance the project.