A ‘proactive’ approach to a town problem
Doreen Gallant is hoping to come up with a solution for the broken glass issue on the beach in Souris.
Gallant attended the Souris town council meeting last night and proposed creating a group called Friends of Gateway Park and Souris Beach to help come up with a long-term solution to the ongoing issue of broken glass showing up on the town’s beach.
“It’s a wonderful gem for our town,” said Gallant, who lives in Souris.
“The beach is wonderful, and the staff that work there are great. They do clean the beach once a day and they do the best they can.”
Gallant stressed this is a “proactive” group not a “reactive” group.
“I’m not here because of what happened with our previous mayor,” clarified Gallant to council.
She says she would like to get at least five residents to join this group from Souris and surrounding areas in eastern kings.
Gallant said she would spearhead starting this group and suggested that the chair of the beach committee, Coun. Jim Cheverie, could chair and/or work with this group.
Gallant’s suggestion was met with enthusiasm and interest from Souris town council.
“Certainly I think we would appreciate that. I’m a busy person and I just can’t give it the time it needs,” said Cheverie during the meeting.
Gallant said this group would not be responsible for cleaning up the beach, but instead would grow ideas and solutions.
“If the workers that are there have concerns, they go to the group which the group in turn goes to the council with valid things worth coming to council with,” explained Gallant.
Cheverie said he was thrilled
to see a resident step up to the plate and suggest forming a group and is looking forward to them bringing some new perspective and ideas to the table.
“I think it’s a splendid idea, it’s going to distribute some of the load,” he said in an interview with The Guardian. “Many hands make light work, and I think it will definitely be a positive thing to do.”
Anyone who is a resident in this area and wishes to be part of this group should contact Souris town council.
Souris Town Coun. Jim Cheverie is thrilled to hear a resident is interested in forming a group to come up with solutions to the broken glass issue on Souris beach.