Volume 92, Issue 78

Tuesday, February 16, 1999


Election results not final yet

High rising plans modified

Safety changes put in motion

Mt. Allison back at work after more than three weeks off

Neighbours to consult on mastering plan

Singing for the scroll

Heating things up with ice


Caught on campus

Neighbours to consult on mastering plan

By Stephanie Cesca
Gazette Staff

Neighbours of Western's campus will convene with members of the Board of Governors today regarding the revision of the campus master plan.

This meeting is a follow-up to one which occurred in November, said Bonnie Hawlik, director of the London North Community Association, an organization which represents the concerns of residents surrounding the university campus.

Susan Bentley, president of the Broughdale Community Association, said one of the main issues the meeting will address is Elgin Hall, Western's newest residence. "There were problems because the residence wasn't in the master plan," she said.

Bentley said this will also be an opportunity to address and hopefully resolve issues from November's meeting, such as parking, transportation and the farmlands along Brescia.

"We are hoping for consultation and public representation on the committee which will be overseeing the development of the community," she said.

Bill Peel, chair of the Board of Governors and a Western representative at the master plan meeting, said today will be more of an information session for campus neighbours.

Peel said a lot of public concern has been generated due to the plans to build a new stadium to replace J.W. Little Stadium.

With regards to Elgin Hall, Peel said public response has been positive. "There's a small number of people who are concerned about that [residence]," he said.

Hawlik said she has been fairly pleased by the university's response to the public's concerns. "Any comments we've made, we've had a response."

Bentley was hopeful many issues were going to be resolved. "I think this will be a final meeting," she said.

Matthew Alexander, a third-year kinesiology student, was not as happy about the meeting. "I find it disconcerting how the public has so much input on what occurs on campus property," he said. "Even though what goes on on campus affects surrounding residents, they should be aware before they purchase their home that a university campus constantly evolves."

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