Town council to meet at high school

The purpose of holding the meeting at the school will be to demonstrate to students how council works, said Mayor John Harwood

Clearwater town council will meet in a new venue for its May 17 meeting – Clearwater Secondary School.

The purpose of holding the meeting at the school will be to demonstrate to students how council works, said Mayor John Harwood.

“We hope to develop in them an appetite for service,” he said.

Harwood noted that the municipality has developed a healthy relationship with the school.

Councillor Shelley Sim said that because town council normally meets during the afternoon, it is difficult for members of junior council and other students to attend.

She hoped the experience would encourage young people to participate in local politics.

“There’s not a lot of glory in it, certainly not a lot of money in it, but you can make a difference,” Sim said.

Chief administrative officer Leslie Groulx noted that the meetings at the school will be held during Local Government Week.

The town council meetings will be held in conjunction with a junior council meeting to held during the school’s lunch hour.

A meeting of Clearwater town council’s infrastructure standing committee will start at 1 p.m. while the regular council meeting will begin at 2 p.m.