A Busy Council Meeting
The October 24, 2016 Meeting of City Council was an exceptionally busy one. On motions I put forward, non-union wages were frozen for 2017, saving the City upward of $225,000. The Churchill Library and Korah Library were consolidated into a new library at the former Alexander Henry, with potential savings of more than $300,000 annually. The Steelton Senior Centre was relocated to the Northern Community Centre (saving $1.5M in upcoming maintenance costs). Unfortunately, Council did not support my motion to conduct a third-party review of the Public Works department.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
I was honoured to join Steve Paikin on TVO’s ‘The Agenda’ for a segment on Sir William H. Hearst. You can visit The Agenda Website to learn about the Former Ontario Premier and Sault Ste. Marie MPP, Sir William H. Hearst.
Development Fees Quashed By Council
At the September 26, 2016 City Council Meeting, I voted against a request for more funding to implement Development Fees. The proposal to have Development Fees in Sault Ste. Marie is now dead. This is a big victory for business and residents looking to build in Sault Ste. Marie.
You can find my expenses posted under the Council Business tab of the navigation menu. Additionally, you can see my voting record under the “Voting Record” tab. You can also reach me concerning City-wide or ward issues, or provide me feedback, through the “Contact” tab. I will continue to provide updates on ward and City-wide issues through my e-mail list, this website, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.