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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Paul Vickers

Meaford | by Matt Hermiz  

Meaford Council Candidate

1) Yes or No: Should Meaford allow bricks-and-mortar marijuana shops to operate in its boundaries? Why?

I have not thought about the question and there are too many questions around how Marijuana is going to be sold and how it will be dispensed before I would have a opinion on the subject.

2) Yes or No: Should the municipality invest more into infrastructure and roads maintenance, even if it creates more expense for ratepayers? Why?

I feel that the municipality invests what we can afford in infrastructure and roads. The concern I have is the ordered in which roads are repaired, I do not feel we should be resurfacing roads that are in very good shape while other roads are left to deteriorate to a point where they are not safe.

3) Yes or No: Should Meaford hire a Chief Administrative Officer or continue with the model in place since the departure of the past CAO? Why?

Yes I feel we should have a CAO. When I sat on a Co-operative board we had two very good CEO’s that were able to help guide the Co-op to a bright future. I do not believe we need a CAO with a high priced salary but one that has good values and wants to make the municipality a better place to live. Having one person accountable to council is the proper way in running a Municipality.

4) What is one other issue facing Meaford you would like to speak to, and how will you address this if elected?

I would like to see the council take more of a leading role in setting the Strategic direction of the municipality. Also I would like council to be more accountable for their decisions and not have staff making the decisions for them. Lets do what is right for the residents.

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