Words of Wisdom

For every complex and difficult problem, there is a solution that is simple, straightforward, and wrong.

– H. L. Mencken

The photo in the header above was taken in early November 2014 near Point Clark, Ontario (my family has a cottage there) — I found the sky extremely beautiful that evening and have enjoyed sharing it.
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2018 — the year of change?

As most are aware, I have been honoured to be an elected Councillor in the Town of Lincoln for close to 18 years.  And, wow, it has been an amazing journey.

I have had the opportunity to work with three very different Mayors — Ray Konkle, Bill Hodgson, and Sandra Easton.  Each had/has their areas of strength and all have, in their own way, been good leaders for our Municipality.

Lincoln is on a phenomenal path — we have solid leadership at the senior and CAO level, we have a Council that really has its act together, we have a business community that is investing in our municipality, and we have exciting projects that are coming up that will really put our Town on the map.

On a personal level, I have been debating on a 2018 political change.  Of course, much will depend on what Bill Hodgson decides to do, but I am thinking if running for Niagara Region as Lincoln’s Councillor, should the opportunity presents itself.

Niagara Region requires change.  It requires a move away from the crazy political drama.  It requires focus.  It requires Councillors who understand their role.  And it requires a collaborative approach with Muncipalities to make Niagara the best that it can be.

More to come in the new year.

Season’s Greetings 🙂

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Fires and the urban area

One of the major topics of discussion that will be on the Town’s legislative docket this fall is going to be outdoor fires within the urban boundary.  Suffice it to say, there have been a lot of complaints received on this topic.

Most urban municipalities in Ontario follow a ban on this type of practice today.

What do you think?

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