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Exceptional Quality of Life

A yellow heart. Goal 2: An Exceptional Quality of Life

Objective Action Success Indicator Status
2.1 A more culturally vibrant community promoting culture, arts and heritage 2.1.1 Strengthen existing cultural and heritage assets

Development of a Cultural Roundtable to assist in implementation of Cultural Master Plan and Heritage Master Plan

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    Developed two new Heritage Conservation Districts Complete
    Officially opened the Arts and Heritage Trail system Complete
2.2 Improved Wellness, Well-Being & Community Health 2.2.1 Improve walkability and accessibility in the City of Kawartha Lakes

5 Year Accessibility Master Plan updated in 2018


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    Accessibility retrofits to City Hall including new assisted audio system installed in Council Chambers Complete
    Identification cards provided for LIMO Specialized Transit user that are transferable to other transit organizations in Ontario Complete
    168km of sidewalks maintained in winter in adherence with the Council Level of Service Policy Complete
    Acceleration of sidewalk repairs with an investment of $583,000 Complete
    Implementation of dropped curbs and tactile walking surface indicators to increase accessibility of intersections Complete
  2.2.2 Enhance access to Community & Human/Health Services Adoption and implementation of the City's Poverty Reduction Strategy Complete
    75% of emergency patients receive treatment by advance care paramedics Complete
    Fire Rescue response to 911 calls meets or exceeds NFPA1720 standards Complete
    217 Public Access Defibrillators available in public and private buildings throughout the City Complete
    Full-time Nurse Practitioner at Victoria Manor to manage and coordinate hospital visits Complete
    Installation of a barrier-free splash pad at Garnet Graham Park in Fenelon Falls Complete
    Expansion of child care, with the addition of new spaces in Bobcaygeon and Omemee. Expansion expected to begin in 2018 with spaces available by September 2019 Complete
    As part of the 20,000 Home Campaign, City and County Councils made a commitment to house 24 of the most vulnerable homeless by July 1, 2018. As of Dec 31, 2017 a total of 52 individuals have been housed Complete
    Expanded the Lindsay Milk Run event with a new 21km distance to provide more options for runners and to increase participation Complete
  2.2.3 Increase the supply of affordable housing Construction of 24 new affordable housing units in an energy efficient building that also houses Human Services offices Complete
    Affordable Housing Framework adopted by Council Complete

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