Jim Ginn Hosts Central Huron Mayor’s MingleJune 27, 2017 4:22am
A Mayor’s Mingle in Clinton provided Central Huron residents with a chance to get up close with their political representatives.
The area beneath the Grandstand at the Clinton Raceway provided the opportunity for taxpayers to address members of Central Huron council, Central Huron Mayor and Huron County Warden Jim Ginn, as well as Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb, about local issues.
The crowd was larger than expected, and Ginn says the majority of people he talked to were very positive. He felt it shows some of the recent changes they’ve made in the county haven’t made Central Huron residents feel like they’re being left out.
MP Ben Lobb says there’s a lot going on in Central Huron, and the response he received revolved around why Central Huron continues to be a great place to live.
Ginn took the microphone after a barbecue dinner to confirm to residents that an Ontario Provincial Police detachment will be coming to Clinton, as well as a hospice. Ginn further confirmed that Nuclear Waste Management has informed Central Huron they are off the list as a potential Deep Geologic Repository host, but says council will remain involved in those discussions moving forward.
He also updated residents on the ongoing downtown fire situation, saying he expects rebuilding of some of the downtown’s buildings to begin sometime in 2018.
A drone video shot by Ryan Edwards-Kiss, Sam Hearn and Stuart Perks of Central Huron Secondary School’s Communication Technology Class played on video screens during dinner, with Mayor Ginn making special mention of the video that allowed residents to get a better look at what was left after the devastating fire on March 18.