‘God’s Yard Sale’ In Amherstburg Raises Thousands For Victimized African Girls

When Mary Beneteau went to Ghana with her husband, Marc, she was deeply moved by the plight of an impoverished African boy. She wanted desperately to help him but wasn't sure how.

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Voting Record -- July 15, 2019

I supported pre-committing $23,725 to the 2020 budget to live stream council meetings and I also voted to add more generic information to the In-Camera titles on the public agendas.

I approved the tender to reconstruct Texas Road by the Fort Fun Centre -- the Town’s worst stretch of road, according to our Roads Needs Study and supported an amendment to the development agreement for Ure’s Country Kitchen. Bring on the mini-golf!

Here’s how I voted on July 15, 2019:

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Adam Butcher's O Canada Kicks Off Amherstburg Council Meeting

Country crooner Adam Butcher from Amherstburg recorded a special version of O Canada with which we opened our council meeting Monday night.

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Amherstburg Community Foundation Unveils Fundraising Projects

The money started rolling in while they were still giving speeches during the launch at the Libro Centre Wednesday of a revitalized Amherstburg Community Foundation.

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Voting Record -- June 24, 2019

I was happy to support wildlife steward Greg Nemeth's quest to install wildlife awareness signs in the Big Creek Watershed and I was happy to support placing the accounts payable reports on the public agenda.

I was also happy to promote a sidewalk/pathway on Middle Side Road in McGregor and to support granting a three-month medical leave of absences to Mayor Aldo DiCarlo. Get well soon, Aldo! 

Here's how I voted on June 24, 2019:

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Amherstburg Parents Hosting Public Meeting On Housing Shortage For Adult Children With Exceptional Needs

Amherstburg parents worried about affordable housing for their adult daughter with Down syndrome are organizing a public meeting hoping to connect with families confronting similar challenges.

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Voting Record -- June 10, 2019

I was very happy to appoint some passionate and talented members to the Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee and I voted to plow ahead with the reconstruction of Concession Road 5 North despite a cost overrun because we need to fix that road.

Here's how I voted:

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Cleaning Up Belle Vue And The Search For Sponsors

I’m not a big gardener unless you count my frenzied annual weeding ritual before my daughter’s birthday parties, but I threw on the gloves and participated in a clean-up of Belle Vue Saturday alongside members of the Fort Malden Horticultural Society.

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Gibson Gallery Celebrating 50-Year Anniversary

The Gibson Gallery is marking 50 years of promoting local artists with a celebration Sunday and a special exhibit that runs all month.

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Town To Hire Additional Full-Time By-Law Enforcement Officer

The town’s By-law Enforcement Department has been flying with one wing for some time so my fellow councillors and I voted to hire a second-full time enforcement officer.

The new full-time position will replace a part-time position, which has been vacant and tough for the Town to fill. The full-time post will provide 7-day coverage with union support and increase annual hours of service by 702 hours or 36 per cent, better equipping the department to oversee more than 20 bylaws dealing with everything from dirty yards to dogs to discharging firearms.

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