As Flood Clean Up Continues, Big Crowds Expected At City Ward Meetings

The City of Windsor's annual ward meetings get underway this week, and one councillor feels flooding is going to dominate the agenda.

Joanne Gignac says many residents will be looking for answers as they continue to deal with clean up from last month's heavy downpours.

The Ward 6 councillor says they'll have as much information on hand as possible.

"What will be important, to make sure that we manage the meeting to get the people hooked up with the experts. So we're going to have information available on the programs that we have available through the city."

She says staff will be there for as long as it takes to address every concern.

"As a matter of fact, my ward has always had the highest turn out. This time, I'm expecting an even larger number of people. So definitely administration and myself will be available until we answer all the questions of the people attending."

They've called in extra staff to handle questions. "The major component is that you're going to have the experts in the room," says Gignac. "You're going to have the engineers and the public works people who are going to be able to listen to your issue. So those experts are going to be in the room. What I want is for the residents to have the opportunity to face to face with them."

Gignac's Ward 6 meeting takes place Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the WFCU Centre.

Ward 1's Fred Francis kicks things off Tuesday night at the South Windsor Recreation Complex from 6:30pm to 8:30pm as well.

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The City of Windsor's 2017 ward meeting schedule (Photo courtesy of www.citywindsor.ca)