West Lincoln Council Notebook: Supporting Transit System, Santa Claus Parade Chairman Resigns
Support for the regional public transport model, resignation of the president of the Santa Claus parade and designation of a new member of the landfill site citizens’ liaison committee: here are some of the topics discussed at the November 22 meeting of West Lincoln Township Council.
THE EMPLOYMENT CENTER SUPPORTS THE REGIONAL TRANSIT MODEL
Gary Bruce, Executive Director of the Employment Help Center, 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 Region of Niagara.
“Access to reliable transportation is one of the biggest barriers to employment that the majority of our clients face in their search for local and sustainable employment,” he said in his letter to the board. . He said transportation is “without a doubt” the biggest challenge for young people looking for jobs as well.
“A regional transportation system would provide job seekers with access to more available jobs that are ‘close to home’ but within walking distance,” Bruce said.
The Council voted unanimously in favor of receiving its newsletter.
SCOTT CRAWFORD Resigns FATHER NOL’S PARADE PRESIDENT
West Lincoln Santa Claus Parade committee chairman has resigned.
Scott Crawford announced his resignation via an email sent to West Lincoln City Council, noting that he had “been faced with a difficult situation”.
A motion accepting his resignation, presented by the Council. Shelley Bradaric, was “received with regret” and was followed by the amendment of a bylaw which saw Crawford removed from his post as chairman of the committee.
“We thank Mr. Crawford for his participation on the parade committee,” said Mayor Dave Bylsma.
Council voted unanimously to adopt the motion and the amended by-law.
REILLY Resigns NIAGARA ROAD 12 LANDFILL CITIZENS ‘LIAISON COMMITTEE
A motion presented by the Council. William Reilly saw him resign as a West Lincoln member of the Niagara Road 12 Landfill Citizen Liaison Committee, citing his inability to attend meetings due to his personal schedule.
“I’m certainly not resigning from this with any resentment, I wish the timeline allowed me to be part of this committee,” he said.
Reilly then appointed Bradaric, who accepted the nomination and saw unanimous support from the board when voting for his appointment as the new representative.