BRYAN RODGERS SEEKS WARD 4 SEAT
Bryan Rodgers wants one of the Ward 4/ West Hawkesbury seats on Champlain Township council.
Township budget planning is one of key concerns for the 66-year-old candidate from Vankleek Hill. Rodgers wants a closer review of municipal expenses and decisions during the budget plan which result in increases to the property tax rate.
“I know people on a fixed income,” Rodgers said, “and half of a per cent (tax rate increase) is hard for them to take.”
Orignally from Lachute, Québec, Rodgers has lived in the Vankleek Hill area for the past 10 years. He works in industrial sales but noted that he’s always had an interest in municipal politics since childhood.
“I’ve been attending council meetings since I was 12,” he said. “My father would take me along when he went to the local council.”
He decided to enter this year’s civic election because he believes it’s time for him to take a more active role in local politics, and “to put back into the community” using his years of experience observing village councils at work and also service on various civic committees in the Lachute and Argenteuil regions.
“I have business acumen,” he said. “I’ve seen how councils work well and when they EPO U XPSL XFMM 8F IBWF UP IBWF USBOTQBSFODZ and we have to have efficient teamwork.”
Besides better budget planning, Rodgers also wants to see Champlain Township develop a broader industrial tax base and also continue steady progress in upgrading local infrastructure, including improvements to the local system of roads and bridges throughout the township.
Bryan Rodgers présente sa candidature pour l’un des sièges du quartier 4 (Hawkesbury Ouest) du conseil du canton de Champlain lors des élections municipales d’octobre. Une partie de son programme électoral comprend l’augmentation de la taxe industrielle de la municipalité ainsi que des progrès réguliers et constants dans l’amélioration de l’infrastructure locale.