Town­ship of Sables-span­ish Rivers — Re-elect Char­lie Smith for coun­cil

The Standard (Elliot Lake) - - BLIND RIVER -

Char­lie Smith

if elected this would be my fourth term on coun­cil, that makes me the most ex­pe­ri­enced coun­cil­lor. i orig­i­nally was not elected, but asked by the coun­cil­lors at the time to serve, as they said they needed me. i was happy to serve my com­mu­nity.

i am the only farmer run­ning for coun­cil, and per­haps the only per­son who owns a busi­ness of any kind. i am also a pub­lished writer and poet, and worked in the mines in my cal­low youth. be­fore i was on coun­cil i worked for the town­ship on oc­ca­sion: as an­i­mal by­law en­force­ment of­fi­cer, fence viewer and i blasted beaver dams in the mu­nic­i­pal drains.

it has al­ways been my in­ten­tion to im­prove com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the con­stituency and to fight need­less and over­lap­ping bu­reau­cracy. For in­stance, i think it’s past time that we did some­thing to con­trol the build­ing in­spec­tions and to stream­line the pol­icy and re­views. it is re­tard­ing development in our town­ship. i am dis­tressed to have grown men stand­ing in my kitchen weep­ing with frus­tra­tion be­cause they can­not ex­pand their op­er­a­tions or fin­ish their projects due to need­less, point­less and fool­ish build­ing codes.

When con­tacted by some­one with a prob­lem i al­ways do my best to solve it, of­ten, i am sure, to the ir­ri­ta­tion of the other coun­cil­lors at the ta­ble. When i have done the best i can for the com­plainant i call back.

if you vote for me, i will con­tinue to do the very best i can for you.

Fight from the in­side, vote for me!

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