HUNTSVILLE – It’s time for round two.
The Town of Huntsville is hosting its second public meeting about electoral ward boundaries and elected representation on Monday, Oct. 15, in the town hall council chamber at 1 p.m.
The ward boundary issue was raised by Coun. Tim Withey, who suggested eliminating ward boundaries within the municipality would address the uneven population distribution between electoral wards.
Council called for public meetings to gather public feedback not only on potentially eliminating ward boundaries, but also on realigning ward boundaries or adjusting the number of ward councillors.
The first public meeting, held in August, was poorly attended. But members of the public who did attend largely spoke against eliminating the boundaries. Many worried rural areas such as Port Sydney would be under represented around the council table if the boundaries were abolished.
The council chamber is located on the third floor of town hall, 37 Main St. E., Huntsville.