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City Council Meeting (02/04/19) and Upcoming Transit Board Meeting

Friends, City Council last met on February 4th. The agenda was relatively light but of note was the discussion surrounding our audit updates, and Councillor Morrison's Council Question requesting we look at an Auditor General model again. That report will come to council in the near future. On February 20th, the Environment, Transportation & Public Safety Standing Committee meets for the first time. Items 9.1 and 9.2 speak directly to the west end transit terminal relocation. A link to the agenda report is here: https://citywindsor.ca/cityhall/committeesofcouncil/Standing-Committees/Environment-Transportation-and-Public-Safety-Standing-Committee/Pages/Environment-Transportation-and-Public-Safety-Committee-Agenda.aspxIf you would like to speak as a delegate, or alternatively write a letter to the committee expressing your perspective, you can do so by following the guidelines here: https://citywindsor.ca/cityhall/City-Council-Meetings/presentations-and-delegations/Pages/default…

Les Amis Duff-Baby Heritage Week

Friends,

Below is a message from Les Amis Duff-Baby

Les Amis Duff-Bâby will cap off Heritage Week, this year, with a very special event....
When: Sunday, 24th February 2019
Time: 2 - 3:30pm
Where: Duff-Bâby Interpretation Centre: 221 Mill St., Sandwich
Author Guy St-Denis will be launching his new book, The True Face of Sir Isaac Brock.
From Amazon: "A work of detailed scholarship and a fascinating detective story, The True Face of Sir Isaac Brock details the sometimes petty world of self-proclaimed guardians of the past, the complex process of identification and misidentification that often occurs even at esteemed Canadian institutions, and St-Denis' own meticulous work as he separates fact from fiction to finally reveal Brock's true face."
The talk will be followed by a question and answer period, book signing and refreshments. This FREE event is open to the public and attendance will be capped at 40 people.
If you would like to attend, you MUST RSVP and seating will…

Bedford United Church - Pasta Dinner

Friends,

Bedford United Church is hosting a Pasta Dinner on Saturday, February 16th from 5pm to 7pm. Adults are $12 and children 6 - 12 are $6. Children under 6 are free.

Bedford United is located at 3340 Sandwich Street. You can reach them at 519-256-1131.

Regards,
Fabio

City Council Meeting - 01/21/19

Friends, Last Monday, City Council held its 3rd meeting of the new term. Two items on the agenda were of particular importance. The first was a status report on our active transportation plan. Active transportation includes walking, cycling, and transit as a primary mode of travelling. We will receive a final report later this year but the status report was hopeful as it set out the goals and benchmarks of our active transportation. One goal was to increase city-wide active transportation to 25% (currently hovering around 10% or so) by 2041. To achieve this ideal, the plan called for a breakdown of active transportation between neighbourhoods in our City. In the inner city, active transportation would go up to 45%, whereas in the newer developed neighbourhoods, active transportation would go up to only 13%. The reason? Inner city neighbourhoods (west-end, downtown, etc.) are better built to allow for active transportation infrastructure. It begs the question, why are we not building o…

Community Benefits Meeting - Monday, January 21 at 7pm

Friends,

There will be a meeting this Monday at Cardinal Place regarding community benefits. Please take a look at the email and link below from Sarah Morris, the Windsor Essex Community Benefits Coalition Coordinator. I also have flyers in my office regarding the event.

Hey Fabio, 
This Monday, January 21st, at 7:00 PM, the Coalition will be hosting a neighbourhood meeting at Cardinal Place (3140 Peter St) all about Community Benefits and the new Gordie Howe International Bridge. The Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority will be there to answer questions, update folks on the Bridge and Community Benefits process, and hand out their survey. 
Would you be able to share this event? https://www.facebook.com/events/575706909559582/ I will be around Sandwich this afternoon with some flyers and handouts. 
Thank you so much! 
Sarah Morris, Coordinator

Feedback Wanted on Sandwich Town Murals!

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Council Meeting / Howe Bridge Overpass / Sandwich Town BIA AGM

Friends,

Please see some updates below:

City Council Meeting - 01/07/19

City Council met on Monday, January 7th and approved funding for several Business Improvement Districts in our community, including Sandwich Town and Wyandotte Ave. W. The funds total approximately $40,000.00 for both districts, but there may be some changes in the funds allocated to Wyandotte Ave W. depending on any cost fluctuations as the projects get rolled out.

Items such as benches, bicycle racks and waste receptacles will be added to Sandwich St. and Wyandotte Ave. W. All funds were provided for by the ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES OF ONTARIO (AMO) Main Street Revitalization Initiatives Fund which is a provincial body, and all items should be installed by the end of summer, 2019. This is a one time grant from AMO and no City dollars will be used for this capital outlay.

Howe Bridge Overpass

Ojibway Parkway will be closed periodically over the next month. A quote from the Windsor Star:

"One of this area’s …