Support for the regional transit model, the resignation of the Santa Claus parade president and the designation of a new Landfill Site Citizens Liaison Committee member: here are a few of the things discussed at the Nov. 22 West Lincoln Township council meeting.
EMPLOYMENT CENTRE SUPPORTS REGIONAL TRANSIT MODEL
Gary Bruce, executive director of Employment Help Centre, wrote a letter to West Lincoln council, encouraging them to approve the transit model for Niagara West as part of the consolidated transit system for the Niagara region.
“Access to reliable transportation is one of the largest barriers to employment that the majority of our clients experience in their search for local and sustainable employment,” he said in his letter to council. He said that transportation is “without a doubt” the greatest challenge for youth seeking employment as well.
“A regional transportation system would provide job seekers with access to a greater number of available jobs that are ‘close to home’ but outside of walking distance,” said Bruce.
Council voted unanimously in favour of receiving his letter for information.
SCOTT CRAWFORD RESIGNS AS PRESIDENT OF SANTA CLAUS PARADE
The president of the West Lincoln Santa Claus Parade committee has resigned.
Scott Crawford announced his resignation via an email sent to West Lincoln council, noting he's “been hit with a difficult situation.”
A motion accepting his resignation, brought forward by Coun. Shelley Bradaric, was “received with regrets” and was followed by the amendment of a bylaw that saw Crawford removed from his position as committee president.
“We thank Mr. Crawford for his participation in the parade committee,” said Mayor Dave Bylsma.
Council voted in unanimous favour of passing the motion and the amended bylaw.
REILLY RESIGNS FROM NIAGARA ROAD 12 LANDFILL SITE CITIZENS LIAISON COMMITTEE
A motion brought forward by Coun. William Reilly saw him give his resignation as the West Lincoln member of the Niagara Road 12 Landfill Site Citizens Liaison Committee, citing his inability to attend meetings due to his personal schedule.
“I certainly don’t resign from this with any ill feeling, I wish the scheduling would allow me to be a part of this committee,” he said.
Reilly then nominated Bradaric, who accepted the nomination and saw unanimous support from council in the vote for her designation as the new representative.
Moosa Imran, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Grimsby Lincoln News