I make no apologies for doing what I campaigned for in 2011, and that is to represent taxpayers’ interest.
Some label that as having an agenda with a negative connotation, well I disagree.
I will always make sure that tax dollars are used for and credited to the accounts collected for. I do not support weaseling away money under false preterences.
This council, for the first time, has earmarked in this year’s and future year’s budgets $50,000 for a Seniors/Youth Centre. We are currently taking steps to get partners for such a centre. We have also included $325,000 for sidewalk and road improvements, connector project $2,581,000, and roundabout project $700,000. The list goes on and all of this with an approximate 0.20 per cent tax increase in the municipal budget.
I can’t fully control what the other organizations and governments will be charging you on your 2014 tax bill.
I will continue, during my term in office, to make sure taxpayers get better value for the municipal services they pay for.