Exit door swings again at Morrisburg waterfront committee

Phillip Blancher, seen here in the center in this October 2014 file photo, has resigned from the Morrisburg waterfront committee to focus his time on family and other volunteer organizations. He is the second committee member to resign in as many weeks. (Cornwall Newswatch/File)

MORRISBURG – Another member on Morrisburg’s waterfront committee has resigned.

Morrisburg resident Phillip Blancher tendered his resignation Friday.

“I am proud to have been a small part in helping bring forth a plan for the future of Morrisburg’s waterfront asset,” said Blancher in a letter to the municipality.

He wants to devote more time to his family and needed to “refocus” his time and energy as he’s involved with many volunteer organizations, such as the South Dundas Historical Society and the South Dundas Soccer Association.

It comes a week after chairman Randy Veinotte resigned.

Economic Development Officer Nicole Sullivan, who was a key contact between the municipality and the waterfront committee, also left her EDO position earlier this year and that job isn’t being filled.

It’s not known when the two vacant positions on the seven-member committee will be filled.

The committee is expected to meet in the middle of this month to decide how to choose a new chairperson and will possibly discuss the additional vacancy.

The waterfront committee recently cleared its first hurdle in its multi-million dollar waterfront plan – getting a contract together for a washroom at Earl Baker Park, which was passed by council last month.

Disclosure: Phillip Blancher is also a regular columnist with Cornwall Newswatch.

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