The Village recently put a call out to the community for volunteers to bolster their ranks during an emergency. To assist the Westport Emergency Operations Centre, support is needed in three areas – note taking (scribe), canvassing residences and setting up reception centres. Several people responded to the call, including all members of Council. Training was provided in the morning of October 28 by Mayor Robin Jones, Councillor Barry Card and Alison Tutak, Director of Social Services for the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville. A full scenario exercise involving all of the students occurred in the afternoon, which gave the students an opportunity to apply what they had learned. Many thanks from all members of Council to those who stepped up. Your commitment will provide much needed support during an emergency.
Paul Snider, Jackalyn Brady, Danielle Tapin, Rob Roberts, Delvalle Lewis, Patti Mueller, Ann Bellefeuille, Karen Earl, Kim Bonner, Melissa Sullivan, Elaine Bill, Alison Tutak, Mayor Robin Jones, Barry Card
Members of Westport Council want to thank everyone for making today’s Levee at Town Hall such a success. Lots of friends and neighbours to visit with, hats off to Jackalyn Brady for her efforts in getting things organized, Kudos to Neil, Martha and Kyle for the delicious food and a huge round of applause for the The Edge band members Ann Savage, Graeme Crabb and Jeff Earl. wow – what a great show.
On Monday evening, the last Council Meeting was held with the current members of Westport’s Council. The four years has been a blur and passed by so quickly. We accomplished many of our goals, including replacing the old Snowfluent waste water system with a more efficient and effective system. New businesses have settled into the Village and house sales are moving much better than in past years.
I would like to recognize those members of Council who are not returning for the next term. Councillor Gerald Schwinghamer has brought your concerns regularly to the Council Chamber. He has been the best prepared for meetings, taking a fair bit of friendly joking by his colleagues over the number of “yellow stickies” poking out from his Council agenda. Your efforts – and your sense of humour – will be missed Gerald.
Councillor Frank Huth has worked tirelessly these past four years as Chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee, which also included Friends of the Arena (FOTA). You only need to look at photos of the arena and Lockwood Park then (2015) and now to recognize just what an impact Frank has made, leading two different teams of volunteers to accomplish so much. The work will continue on the foundation that you have begun Frank.
Councillor Mark Parliament has set a new course in his life. Congratulations on your recent marriage, Mark, and best wishes for your baby daughter who is expected to arrive in the next month.
The new Council of Jacky Brady, Barry Card, Rob Roberts and Melissa Sullivan will be sworn in on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. Please consider joining us at Town Hall for the inaugural meeting.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 9195 or email at email@example.com.