Sir: Thank you to our outgoing municipal council and those that paid for and installed those nice metal benches at various bus stops within the city of Chatham.
These benches are much appreciated during the warm weather months and useful for not just those that ride the city transit but for those walking and just want to stop at the benches while walking and have a break.
There is no need for criticism of these benches, just as the criticism about the construction of new sidewalks in this city are not needed. The benches and sidewalks all have a useful purpose and not just intended as an unnecessary drain on tax dollars. There should, however, be garbage pails of some sort included by these benches.