Hall - June 11, 2007
Friends, Members, Supporters:
seems to have been a breakthrough for Shorewalk and more importantly
for the public. Councillor Steckley proposed an amendment
to the Staff’s current “deal the land away” proposal.
The Steckley motion directed staff to alter their current proposal to
reflect the following: “All fences and other soft encroachments
to be moved back to private property - permanent survey
markers to mark public and private land - no encroachment agreements
except for buildings and shoreline protection when considered by council”
motion tied at 3-3 with councilors Steckley, Lockwood and Whitfield
in favour and councillors Annunziata, Shular and Mayor Martin opposed.
The motion passed with the yes vote of the chair Ms. Noyes.
all goes according to this motion there will be no agreements on fence
encroachments; fences will be moved back to private property and permanent
survey markers will be installed. A great
victory for Shorewalk, the Fort Erie Public and common sense!!! Three
cheers for councillors steckley, whitfield, lockwood and noyes.
for those opposed there seems to be substantial support for our “no
agreements” so we will now wait it out and see how Staff deals
with this council direction. We should know by Monday, June 18.
thanks for another great turnout of supporters. Why
not email me at skerrett@vaxxine
so we can have a complete list of all who attended in support of public
thanks to Betty Vanosch and Shirley Grace for tremendous work on this
Garry for shorewalk