Tax­payer group chooses board

Northern News (Kirkland Lake) - - FRONT PAGE - BRAD SHERRATT

KIRKLANDLAKE- The Kirkland Lake Tax­payer As­so­ci­a­tion has for­mal­ized. In a re­cent meet­ing the group formed it’s first ex­ec­u­tive.

Stacy Wight will Chair the group with Mike Ro­main sit­ting as Vice Chair. Pa­trick Adams is the So­cial Me­dia Di­rec­tor and Spokesper­son while Kelly Wheeler is the as­so­ci­a­tion’s sec­re­tary. Shanea Smith, Bev Kidd and Sa­matha Lan­glois will sit as mem­bers of the board.

In a press re­lease the or­ga­ni­za­tion says “the board will also hold pub­lic meet­ings in the fu­ture for tax payer in­put and di­rec­tion. Go­ing for­ward, act­ing as a non-par­ti­san group, the board will fo­cus on the town’s trans­parency, ac­count­abil­ity, fis­cal re­spon­si­bil­ity as well as share mu­nic­i­pal up­dates and in­for­ma­tion.

The re­lease went on to say “the mem­bers look for­ward to be­ing a pos­i­tive ad­vo­cacy group, work­ing with cur­rent rep­re­sen­ta­tives for the town of Kirkland Lake, as well as with our elected of­fi­cials.

In the re­lease Wight stated she is look­ing for­ward to work­ing with the new board, not­ing; “We have ex­cep­tional in­di­vid­u­als who have come for­ward to be a larger voice for tax pay­ers when it comes to mu­nic­i­pal af­fairs.

“The mem­bers look for­ward to be­ing a pos­i­tive ad­vo­cacy group, work­ing with cur­rent rep­re­sen­ta­tives for the town of Kirkland Lake, as well as with our elected of­fi­cials. “

Board mem­bers will meet the first Thurs­day of each month at the Teck Cen­ten­nial Li­brary.

In­ter­ested mem­bers of the pub­lic can cur­rently reach the board through the Face Book Page: Kirkland Lake Tax Pay­ers As­so­ci­a­tion or by mail at Box num­ber 70, Cha­put Hughes, On­tario, P0K 1A0.

In the very near fu­ture the group will also have a new email ad­dress that peo­ple can use to con­tact them.

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