New planner introduced at Cornwall’s PAC meeting

City of Cornwall Planner Alex Gatien introduces himself on Zoom during a Cornwall Planning Advisory Committee meeting on Monday, April 19, 2021. (Cornwall/PAC via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – The City of Cornwall has a new planner.

Alex Gatien dived right into the work Monday with the city’s first Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting, which coincidentally was his first day.

Gatien told PAC he’s a York University graduate from the Faculty of Environmental Studies Planning program, which focuses on how “land use and transportation planning shape each other.”

He has also worked with Toronto engineering firm BA Consulting Group as a data collection co-op student and has done some projects with the Center for Active Transportation in Toronto.

“If you have any question about bike lanes, I can answer those,” he remarked.