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File #: 20-026    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Engineering and Public Works Staff Report
File created: 1/7/2020 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 1/13/2020 Final action:
Title: Remembrance Banner Program
Attachments: 1. Attachment No 1: Remembrance Day Program Example Banners, 2. Attachment No. 2: Draft Remembrance Banner Program Policy
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REQUEST FOR DIRECTION

DATE: January 8, 2020 Report No. EPW-20-002
TO: Laurie Hurst, Chief Administrative Officer
FROM: Jeff Miller, Director of Engineering and Public Works
SUBJECT:

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Remembrance Banner Program
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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Does the Committee of the Whole wish to proceed with the Remembrance Banner Program as outlined in the draft policy?

RECOMMENDATION:

Recommendation
That the COTW receive Staff Report No. EPW-20-002 for information, provide any additional direction to staff as the COTW considers advisable, and direct staff to prepare a report for Council's consideration.
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BACKGROUND:

On May 27, 2019, the Mayor presented Council with a report regarding a potential Remembrance Banner Program. Council approved the following resolution:

"That Council request staff to prepare a report to Council as to how the Township of Esquimalt can facilitate a community project of Remembrance Day banners".

The Program would include approximately 36 banners mounted on banner holders located along Esquimalt Road. The banners would contain the name of deceased service personnel, their branch of service, and the conflict they served in. The conflicts would include:

* World War One
* World War Two
* Korean Conflict
* Peace Keeping Operations
* Afghanistan Mission

These banners would be mounted on the banner holders shortly after Thanksgiving and taken down during the banner switch over from Summer to Winter themed banners. See Attachment No. 1 for several variations in banner appearance.


ISSUES:

There are three main areas for the Committee of the Whole to consider:

* Costs associated with the program
* Period for display/ program length
* Banner placement

Cost of Program

1. Individuals participating in this Program will be responsible for the cost of banner purchasing:
o Based on budget quotations, each banner would cost approximately $150 including taxes
o The Township would also set up a system (similar to the one established for the ...

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