Kincardine council votes against crossing guard near KDSS

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Kincardine Council has turned down a request by the Bluewater District School Board to provide a crossing guard during the morning at Kincardine District Secondary School.

Staff had recommended the municipality include an interim crossing guard at the intersection of Durham Street and River Lane for one hour per day in its 2020 budget, with Public Works Director Adam Weishar recommending the school board assist with the cost.

The board and members of KDSS brought forward concerns about the crosswalk in early December.

Last summer, municipal staff recommended a crosswalk with flashing lights and push buttons, which was turned down by the board.

Mayor Anne Eadie called for a recorded vote, with the final tally of 6-3 being in favour of turning down the request.