The Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) is looking toward next year for setting its goals under the new administration. Chairman Jim White spoke of these goals during CAC's November meeting to be implemented under the new city administration.
White, with guidance of the bylaws, plans to set up committees within the CAC. These committees will each be centered around a different topic pertaining to the city.
"Here we have fresh ears, so going through setting a tone, making a presence known and being consistent," White said about the goals for the upcoming year.
Another item that White discussed with the other CAC members was the issue of communication. It is White's hope that as soon as the CAC meets, unofficial meeting minutes will be available to be presented to the Common Council. Members from the CAC plan on attending common council meetings to present their suggestions to the mayor and the council.
"From these things, we can propose a lot of things," White said.
The plan is to get members on the committees to research more issues and they will present their recommendations for the city council.
Another item that White discussed with the other CAC members was the issue of communication. It is White's hope that as soon as the CAC meets, unofficial meeting minutes will be available to be presented to the Common Council.
"Hopefully we'll have it worked out so we are not rushing," White said.
CAC member Arlene Langendorfer will be traveling to Florida for the winter. As part of the effective communication discussion, Langendorfer is going to teleconference during the months she will not be in town. White offered to use his cell phone so the city of Dunkirk will not acquire any additional long distance charges.
In other business:
Edna Sek brought up an issue regarding seating at the League of Woman Voters debate. Sek suggested a better seating arrangement due to CAC member Greg Sek having difficulties seeing at the table for the debate.
The CAC brought up the issue of the Native American Statue being covered on Route 5 and questioned if the statue was sealed prior to covering.
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