Local recycling advocate Jean Martin has been reappointed to the City of Prince Rupert’s Waste Management Committee. It will be her 16th year as a member of the committee.
Last November at a meeting of the Regional District Board, Mayor Jack Mussallem suggested that the board begin searching for possible new candidates to be appointed to the committee. Martin accused Mussallem of trying to have her removed the committee out of spite over her persistent efforts to undo an hour reduction at the recycling centre.
“Jack wants to get me out of that committee, I’ve been in it for 15 years . . . and of course I’m never going to get appointed again,” said Martin at the time.
The mayor denied this, and pointed out that the bylaws governing the committee required that committee’s membership be reviewed every two years.
At the February meeting of the board Martin cited another bylaw that required that at least one of the members of the committee be a representative of an environmental organization, Martin is a member of the Prince Rupert Environmental society.