Kel Phair

New faces to run for council

Three announce run for District of Sooke council seats

  • Oct. 8, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Kel Phair

Kel Phair, recently retired Sooke plumbing and gas service contractor, announces his intentions to run for Sooke council.  Phair said, “His goals, if elected… are to pursue what the people want and to approach each and every decision with good old fashion ‘common sense.’

“I believe that every conversation is 51 per cent listening and I have listened, keeping on top of what locals are seeking for our grand community,” said Phair.

“North Sooke needs extended domestic water lines to existing residents, fire protection and standardised for quality growth, which would gain increased tax revenue through controlled development and beautification.  With this increased revenue, it will create relief to existing tight budget concerns.  Right now the water-main ends at Parkland Road.

“Also, the sewer extensions need to move forward with stage 2 and 3.  Septic systems in some areas are leaching into our waterways, both fresh and salt water but with the extension installed, we can virtually eliminate serious health hazards to Sooke residents and returning fish stocks.

We need to look at sidewalks, bike, running and walking trails, where ever possible and with a financially fiscal attitude. Safety first for our children and right on up to our seniors. I’d like to see Sooke become a ‘come to’ community with paths for exercise and exploring.

I would also, love to get involved on the committee for Parks and Recreation jointly with the CRD to extend possibilities for children, teenagers and young adults in sport and enthusiasm.

We need a dog park.  Large enough, fenced, with good parking and quality disposal bins for Fido’s surprise.

We need to talk about the proposed Tsunami signs.  People who live in threatened areas, already know the possibilities and need not be reminded each and every day.  They are designed for tourist awareness and that makes sense, so put them where tourist go……right on Whiffen Spit itself…. where they go for a walk and behold the beauty.  Make tourist aware. We know already.”

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