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City Committees In Need Of Appointees

WELLAND – The City of Welland needs you.
It is looking for members of the public to apply for appointments to various municipal boards and committees.
According to a notice on the Welland Civic News page in local media, nine committees are in need of new appointees.
They are:
Accessibility Advisory Committee;
Active Transportation Advisory Committee;
Market Square Advisory Committee;
Senior Citizens Advisory Committee;
Town and Gown Committee;
Transit Advisory Committee;
Waterway Advisory Committee;
Welland Arenas Advisory Committee;
Welland Community Wellness Complex Advisory Committee.
Appointments are for the term of council, that is, December 4, 2018 to November 14, 2002, unless otherwise indicated.
Applications and information about membership on the committees is available on the city’s website, or at the office of the city clerk.
Important to note is that applications must be received in the office of the city clerk on or before 4:30pm on Thursday, April 25.

Make This A Seasonal Household Keeper

Region’s environmental insert deserves to be a keeper, not a throw away. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

By Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

WELLAND – A lot of the inserts that come with the local newspaper go out with the trash. Oops, you’re not supposed to do that any more, so they go out in the grey box for recycling instead.
But not this one, courtesy Niagara Region. This insert, Green Scene, which arrived earlier this week is a keeper. It deserves to be.
The eight-page section is rich in environmental information, graphics, photos and stuff that’s great to know. It’s visually appealing, which is important, and an easy read.
The cover caught my eye with great graphics about curbside battery collection, annual spring branch collection and compost giveaway.
The inside is a treasure chest of riches like: Earth Week activities, bicycle recycling, booking online for large item collection, Humberstone landfill expansion and even an update on GO Train Service, among others.
It arrived with a slew of other inserts in this week’s newspaper, which is unfortunate. It might have been missed by many readers, especially those who discard the inserts “en masse” without even bothering to see what they’re about. In this case, what a waste!

THE WEEK AHEAD: Meetings In Welland

Meeting Calendar
Meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted. Information is obtained from the applicable agency, board, committee, or commission and downloaded to this calendar as it becomes available. Information is subject to change. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information, including cancellations.

Special Council Meeting ≫
6:05 PM Tuesday Apr. 23 2019 –
Proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board:
– Rice Road Update.

Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board:
– Welland Tennis Club.

Council Ante Room

General Committee ≫
7:00 PM Tuesday Apr. 23 2019 –
Council Chambers

North Welland Downtown Business Improvement Area Meeting ≫
4:00 PM Thursday Apr. 25 2019 –
Boston Pizza, 934 Niagara Street

(Source: City of Welland website)