Woolwich & Wellesley Township's Local Community Newspaper | Elmira, Ontario, Canada
Help
Follow

You want a little more local in your inbox.

The last seven days of local community news delivered to your inbox. Stay caught up on the latest local reporting with The Observer This Week. Every Thursday.

Enter your email to subscribe. Unsubscribe anytime. We may send promotional messages. Please read our privacy policy.

Township seeking public feedback as it hosts town hall event Sunday at WMC

A Woolwich resident with something to say about how the township’s run? You’ll have a chance to bend the ear of local politicians Sunday afternoon, as they host a town hall meeting in Elmira.

Mayor Sandy Shantz explains the event at the Woolwich Memorial Centre is something of an alternative to the mayor’s New Year’s levee, which came at a time many people are busy with a host of holiday activities.

The free public swimming, snacks and refreshments are still on, but it might be a better time for people to meet with councillors and to talk about issues – the good, the bad and the ugly, she suggested.

“They can talk about what they like and what they don’t like. And we’re halfway through our mandate,” said Shantz this week, noting council is two years into a four-year term. The next municipal election arrives in the fall of 2018.

Shantz said she doesn’t know what to expect in the way of attendance or topics residents might bring to the table, but councillors are willing to listen.

“I’m not sure what will come up,” she said. “The thing that comes up most in discussion is traffic – construction, road construction, the LRT. You can’t go anywhere in Waterloo Region … without construction.”

In that vein, many people have noticed heavier traffic volumes on routes between Elmira and Waterloo, an issue the township has asked the Region of Waterloo to investigate. Whether the change is part of ongoing construction issues – people searching out alternative routes – or something more systemic remains to be seen, she explained.

Given plans for a splash pad in Elmira and similar projects in Breslau, recreational facilities might also be on the public’s mind, said Shantz.

The township event takes place Oct. 16, 1-3 p.m., at the WMC. Everything is free of charge, but the township will be accepting food donations in support of Woolwich Community Services.

A little more local for your inbox.

Seven days. One newsletter. Local reporting about people and places you
won't find anywhere else. Stay caught up with The Observer This Week.

Enter your email to subscribe. Unsubscribe anytime. We may send you promotional messages.
Please read our privacy policy.

Total
0
Shares



Related Posts
Read the full story

MVC Floradale road and Listowel road

A collision between a transport truck and a car at Floradale road and Listowel road Friday morning (July…
Read the full story

Motorcycle and Horse-drawn buggy MVC

A motorcycle collided with a horse-drawn buggy on Church Street in Elmira Wednesday morning, sending one person to…
Total
0
Share