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Council to investigate deteriorating sidewalks

March 16, 2018   ·   0 Comments

By Peter Richardson

Council heard a question from Kelly Semple on Monday, regarding the condition of certain sidewalks in town, that are presenting issues for wheelchair users, due to heaving and cracking.

Councillor Walter Benotto said that he had been alerted to several such locations also and Mayor Ken Bennington told Ms.Semple to send a list to the Town Offices and he would see to it that Public Works investigated the complaint post haste.

Polar Plunge a success

Constable Jeff McLean provided Council with an update, concerning the recent Polar Plunge, stating that they had raised just short of $20,000 for the Paralympics.

Councillor Samples and Mayor Bennington were the two largest fundraisers, with Dan Samples edging out the Mayor for top billing. Jeff mentioned that Shelburne is currently the third largest fundraiser and that we had beaten The City of Toronto, by over $1,000, with less than half as many plungers!

Mayor Bennington applauded the Town’s efforts and opined that next year there should be a special category for the members of the press. This certainly will be a job for the editor of the Free Press!

Miscellaneous news

Councillor Anderson reported that the Councillor Egan Community Service Awards, had the full support of the late Councillor’s family and that progress was well under way for the presentation of this year’s awards. Meanwhile, it was announced that Paul Barclay has been elected to the Library Board for 2018 and the Kinsman Club will host an Easter Egg hunt on March 31st at the CDRC.



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