Clearview council chambers now accessible

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Clearview council meetings will resume in the newly renovated council chambers in Stayner as of May 13.

“On behalf of the members of Clearview Township council, I am pleased to see our public chambers have been renovated to better serve our community. An accessible and welcoming facility for the community to engage with the elected leaders and municipal staff that serve us all,” said Mayor Doug Measures in a news release. “The immediate difference you will see in the renovated council chambers is that all persons are on the same level. Our council looks forward to future meetings with citizens in a comfortable, respectful environment.”

The renovations adhere to the Ontario Building Code and Clearview’s Facility Accessibility Design Standards (FADS) for AODA compliance and include:

  • Placing the council dais on floor level to remove the need for ramps.
  • Moving the dais out from the outer wall to provide a minimum of 1,100 mm turning radius and a maximum of 1,300 mm.
  • Separating staff desks from the larger dais to provide additional access to Council and staff seating. • Placing the presenter podium in the centre of the room to allow for barrier-free access and to remove obstacles in the public seating section.
  • Updating all the lighting to allow for better illumination for meeting purposes.
  • Replacing the doors with a barrier-free accessible push button doors.
  • Adding built-in storage for additional tables so they are not impeding the path of travel.

The meeting schedule is available at

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