On October 30, Clarenville Town Council invited interested parties and groups to present to them recommendations towards developing the 2013 Town of Clarenville Budget. This is my submission:
My presentation has three major themes:
1) Clarenville needs to focus on its people: We need the right people, with the right skills (working for the town and living in the town) to grow Clarenville.
2) Clarenville's growth needs to be managed. Rules are important, but more importantly these rules need to be applied and monitored.
3) Clarenville's future success relies on NEW people coming to town. Without the luxury of a baby boom, our future success will rely on attracting and retaining younger, better educated, community oriented people. To be attracted and to stay these people require that the Town be an attractive place to live, professionally run and with the amenities that they want. If we don't do this other towns will. (Greater St. John's, CBS, CBN is our immediate competition).