Flin Flon strategic plan set for public release Apr. 16

The plan for Flin Flon’s economic future will be released to the public next week.

A strategic plan for the community, covering economic priorities for the city and region, will be released on April 16 at 7 p.m. at City Hall chambers, one hour before a scheduled city council meeting.

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When asked what would be included in the plan, chief administrative officer Glenna Daschuk did not reveal specifics, but did detail the work and consultation that went into creating the plan.

“It encompassed a whole lot of participation from the community. It’s one of the first community-driven strategic plans of it’s type,” said Daschuk. “It’s an innovative approach to developing a plan and we’re quite excited about the results that came out of it. We’re looking forward to doing the presentation.”

A series of public and private consultation sessions were held during the development of the plan through last year and early this year. Similar plans are in development for Creighton and Denare Beach.

A city councillor had previously stated the report would be released on April 4, but the date was deemed tentative and was pushed to April 16.

The city’s budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year is also nearing release, with a deadline for presentation coming on May 15 and public release slated for early May. The budget will dovetail with the strategic plan, with notable aspects of the budget directly informed by the findings of the plan.

“We were waiting for the strategic plan because they are going to tie together. We just have to finalize. We’re inside the last six weeks,” said Daschuk of the budget.

“(The plan and the budget are) definitely tied together. The strategic plan is a four-year plan, but it identifies the priorities of where the budget dollars should be spent and the direction the money should be going. That’s what they’re waiting on.”

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