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Fort Erie council to consider eliminating ward system


Fort Erie town council will get a look tonight at a report on whether to eliminate the ward system and have councillors elected at large.

The report comes after Mayor Doug Martin proposed ending the ward system in the hopes of bringing council together.

He says the problem is the area was once made up of five different muncipalities that were almalgamated into the town of Fort Erie.

He says councillors have to represent everyone in the town not just the people in their individual wards.

Martin would like to see the report tabled tonight with a move to get input from the public before a final decision is made.

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