The Town of Huntsville has announced the launch of a community engagement site where residents can give their opinions on local projects and get involved in municipal business, according to a statement from the town on March 14.
The site, myhuntsville.ca, is meant to complement the Town’s in-person public consultation processes by allowing residents to provide feedback on projects at any time. The website will showcase various projects and residents can give their opinion through tools like surveys and polls. Denise Corry, Huntsville’s chief administrative officer, said the town will use the website to gather resident input, provide updates, answer questions and report back on how the feedback contributed to decision-making.
“We realize that our residents are busy, and that attending public meetings about projects that matter can be challenging, so having an online resource, available 24/7, where residents can provide their thoughts and opinions is very important to us,” Corry said in the statement. “The easier it is to provide input, the more we hope everyone will get involved and ‘have their say’ on municipal business.”
Residents are encouraged to sign up to gain full access to the site and stay updated as the project moves forward. The town is also seeking public input on updates to the Strategic Plan, and wants to hear from residents on why they love Huntsville and what makes it great.
“It’s really important that residents within our community have the ability to share their thoughts and ideas regarding the services they fund and utilize,” Corry said. “The online engagement portal will allow easy access making it simple to chime in on issues that matter most to our residents.”