FORT ERIE – The Town of Fort Erie is going to take a fresh look at the way members of council are elected.
On Monday, councillors approve a motion asking for a report considering the possibility of doing away with the ward system, in favour of at-large election of council members.
Council currently is comprised of a mayor, who is elected in a general vote across the municipalities, and six councillors, who are elected by voters in each of six wards.
The wards are roughly the same size and represent largely histporical areas of the town: Bridgeburg/North Fort Erie (Ward 1), South Fort Erie/Old Fort (Ward 2), Crescent Park (Ward 3), Ridgeway (Ward 4), Crystal Beach (Ward 5), Stevensville (Ward Six).
The ward boundaries have changed over the year, but the system has been in place since the modern municipality was created through a merger of smaller communities in 1970.