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Council Strategic Plan

In addition to regular tasks related to the general administration of the Town (e.g. council meetings and minutes, public inquiries, budgeting, bylaw enforcement and general operations) municipal staff focus their efforts to making progress on various matters which council has determined to be corporate priorities. New matters that arise and come before council from time to time may be considered for action if there are sufficient resources available or if the matters are of sufficient importance and urgency to warrant displacement of one or more items already on the priority list.

2019 Strategic Plan

Council's strategic plan for 2019 is built on seven major issues affecting the community of Houston.

1) Asset Management

The District owns many valuable and important assets necessary to deliver services to the residents of Houston. In 2019 the District will continue to take important steps to ensure it is managing the community’s assets in a fiscally responsible and sustainable manner for current and future generations.

2) Infrastructure

The District manages many public assets that are coming to the end of their useful life. In 2019 the District will plan for upcoming renewal of major infrastructures such as a community hall, fire hall and water sources.

3) Economic Development

The District will continue to promote economic diversity to broaden the base of primary employment in the District. The local economy is focused on forestry. Diversification to other types of employment will help the District adjust to future changes to forestry.

4) Emergency Preparedness

The District faces risks of natural disasters and emergencies such as flooding and wildfire. In 2019, the District will continue to prepare itself, its citizens and businesses to reduce the risk of and improve response to disasters.

5) Environmental Responsibility

The District recognizes the importance of air quality and living sustainably. In 2019, the District will take action to reduce local emissions, and offer recycling services.

6) Housing and Labour

The District would like to ensure that it has safe, affordable housing and a local labour force that meets the needs of its citizens and businesses. In 2019, the District will work with property owners where needed, and increasing the availability of job and skills training.

7)Local Services

The District would like to support the livability for local citizens by encouraging the provision of health and social services locally. In 2019, the District will work with many agencies to advocate for the provision of services locally.

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