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Thursday, September 8, 2011

State of Emergency Remains

Goderich | by Dianne Colgan  

Goderich Council hopes to open portions of the Square by Noon Friday after tornado.

The state of emergency remains in place in Goderich after August's deadly tornado.

Mayor Deb Shewfelt says all the front line workers recommended that the classification stay in place because there is still a lot of damage and volunteers on the ground.

He tells Bayshore Broadcasting News it will be kept in place until September 16th, when they'll have another meeting to determine their next step.

Shewfelt says they're also aiming to have the Square open to the public by noon tomorrow.

He says it's important to have as many businesses open as possible and he'd like to see people back on the Square on the weekend.

Another meeting this morning saw council considering cutting through some of the red tape for residents and building owners that want to rebuild on their land.

Shewfelt says they'll hold a public meeting on the issue soon and get a new zoning by-law in place as soon as possible to get work started on demolished homes.


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