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Mobility Device Charging Stations Set to Be Showcased at Provincial Conference

Observer staff
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:32:15 EDT PM

The City of Sarnia and the County of Lambton are being recognized provincially for installing mobility device charging stations at public spaces in Sarnia and Point Edward.

An innovative local pilot project that has created publicly-available mobility device charging stations is being recognized provincially.

The City of Sarnia and the County of Lambton are set to receive the Municipal Accessibility Award by the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA), a non-profit made up of consolidated municipal service managers and district social services administration boards.

The winning local pilot project will be showcased at the OMSSA leadership symposium set for May 28 to 30 in Toronto.

“Congratulations to all involved in making this project happen in Sarnia-Lambton,” Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley said in a press release.

Last year, the county and the city partnered to create specially-designated electrical outlets for mobility device users at 12 different public spaces, like the downtown Sarnia library, the Strangway Centre and Canatara Park.

“It is a privilege for the county work alongside the City of Sarnia in order to enhance the accessibility, safety and quality of life for residents of our community,” Lambton County Warden Bill Weber said in the release.

Original at http://www.theobserver.ca/2017/05/17/mobility-device-charging-stations-set-to-be-showcased-at-provincial-conference