RISEN FROM THE DEAD

Reports of the demise of the Mayor’s Gala were apparently premature.

The Mayor in question, Ken Hewitt, sheepishly admitted at the last council in committee that in fact the Gala will be rising from the grave in time for May 25. 

Unfortunately the gala’s funds were spent out last year so there is no idea how much money will be available. Details will be upcoming.

PEDESTRIAN CROSSOVERS

Council unanimously decided Monday that staff should report to council on pedestrian crossings design and costs in time for the 2020 budget rather than the upcoming budget, and that the Dunnville Farmers Market crossing be used as a pilot project.

Rob Shirton had previously expressed concerns about the fact it will be crossing a prime truck route.

VOTERS LIST

Rob Shirton noted the county can use some improvements to the  municipal voting list. 

Many long term residents at the same address found themselves missed off the voters list last election, and were put to considerable inconvenience or were not able to vote at all.

“We need to find a better solution and not rely on MPAC,” he said.

Bernie Corbett agreed. MPAC is asking for more staffing money he said.

The subject will be discussed at an upcoming council in committee meeting.

REPORTING BURDEN

Tony Dalimonte was pleased with a letter from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs that proposed to reduce the burden on municipalities and staff of reporting every little thing back to the province, much of which is totally irrelevant.

“Anything they can do is a positive thing,” he said.  “I look forward to seeing what they come up with.”