City Ward Meetings Continue Thursday with Wards 6 and 7


City of Windsor ward meetings continue Thursday night and next up are Wards 6 and 7.

Newly sworn in Ward 7 councillor Jeewen Gill will be taking part and says he's looking forward to officially introducing himself and hearing the concerns of residents in his ward.

Gill won the by-election last Tuesday to replace former councillor Irek Kusmierczyk.

He says he's ready to hit the ground running.

"You come from a by-election, that is always what happens. You have to be moving fast and start listening to the residents and finding solutions. During the election, I talked to them, some the concerns, I noted them."

Gill says, with the pandemic, interacting with residents can be tough.

"We are going through the pandemic time and this is what it's all about. This is a different way of reaching out and hopefully we can listen to them, try to find a solution to resolve their problems and what the concerns are coming forward."

Fresh off the campaign trail, he says he's got a good handle on what's important to residents.

"A lot of concerns came up about road safety, speeding. These are the bigger concerns on the ward level. Also, the flooding is one of the big concerns. That is what I'm going to work towards, on how we can improve that."

Joining Gill will be Ward 6 councillor Jo-Anne Gignac and mayor Drew Dilkens.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's ward meetings have shifted to a telephone call-in format — more information on how to register can be found on the city's website.

The Ward 6 and 7 meeting gets underway Thursday night at 6:30pm.