MAYORS REVEAL THEIR NEW YEAR’S PRIORITIES
New Year’s resolutions for both the new and re-elected mayors in Prescott-Russell focus on dealing with local highpriority items for their communities and developing closer ties with constituents.
Mayors Paula Assaly of Hawkesbury and the “new kids on the block” in the eastern resolution but both have given lots of thought to what they resolve to do as soon as they can in January.
“I hope to build a tight relationship with our non-profit organizations and the business community, and with the community as a important to have a tight-knit community. At “To work on our economic plan,” said option with the Town of Hawkesbury. These Since he was acclaimed and never had to deal with any election campaign worries, Township has been focusing much of his attention on one thing and it remains his just see what monies we have for what we want to do.”
Alfred-Plantagenet and Casselman
Mayor St Sarrazin of Alfred-Plantagenet Township and Mayor Daniel Lafleur of the Village of Casselman both are familiarizing themselves with their new positions as head of their communities.
“I want to stay available to our citizens, and to the community,” said Mayor Sarrazin, adding he expects to make more use of social media to both inform ratepayers about local issues and get their views. “I want to get the citizens more involved in the decisions of council.”
Mayor Lafleur noted that one of his priorities early in the new year is to fill the one empty seat remaining on village council after newly-elected councillor Johanne Sirois announced, two days after the October 22 municipal election, that she would have to step down for professional reasons.
“And after that, it is very simple,” said Lafleur. “I want to work closely with the
He listed discussions with Hawkesbury & District General Hospital about getting a satellite emergency room setup for the village as one priority for 2019. Other goals include bringing the new wastewater service project, designed with the help of the University of Ottawa, online and working by December this year.
and their new councils sworn in, the three veteran mayors in the western part of - tion and efforts back on their economic development and community improvement priority lists.
“I want to get an emergency room his people are discussing with officials of Hawkesbury & District General Hospital about how to set up a satellite emergency handle critical care emergency cases when quick and immediate treatment is critical.
Linked with that is ambulance service, with Mayor Desjardins eager to see a solution to the current dispute that the United call situations in Ottawa.
Also key to Mayor Desjardins is seeing progress on getting senior government funding commitments for the future four-laning Orléans.
Municipality. He cited economic development plans for the municipality, confirming details for a water supply agreement with the City wastewater system for the community, and looking at a major recreation improvement project for the Village of Limoges on the list of priorities for him and his new council.
- ship, adding that his list includes settling
Le maire de Casselman, Daniel Lafleur. Les maires des huit municipalités de Prescott-Russell ont tous leur liste de priorités du nouvel An sur lesquelles il faudra travailler, maintenant que les élections municipales de l’an dernier sont terminées et que les nouveaux conseils ont prêté serment. Ci-haut, , à gauche, le maire de municipalité de La nation, François St-Amour et Pierre Leroux, maire du canton de Russell.