Hammarlund to run in District 13
A Montague councillor has some doubts about enlisting Elections P.E.I. to create a voters list for this fall’s municipal election.
Montague council voted 5-1 during Monday’s meeting to enter into a service agreement with Elections P.E.I. to create the list for November’s election.
Coun. Jim Bagnall voted against the motion, stating the town already has a good enumeration system and that the process could be rushed with Elections P.E.I.
“I think that we’d see more confusion doing it with (Elections P.E.I.) than using our own system,” said Bagnall. “We’ll have more people not on the list and I have real concerns with it.”
The town has previously done its own enumerations, which involved having staff go door-todoor and later posting a list electronically and in some physical locations. Residents could then check the list and let town staff know of any possible changes or inaccuracies.
The new agreement would save town staff from going doorto-door and would see Elections P.E.I. provide some election supplies such as ballot boxes and signage.
CAO Andy Daggett said entering into the service agreement would cost the town $100, making the process much cheaper and simpler.
With a recent enumeration being completed by the town for last fall’s amalgamation plebiscite, Daggett said staff could also double check the Elections P.E.I. list with its own recent numbers.
“(We’d be) sharing information back and forth with Elections P.E.I., hopefully to have the most up-to-date information,” said Daggett, later adding that creating a voter list is always a moving target. “Because people move in, people move out. You just work with the best you’ve got.”
While Bagnall was the only councillor to vote against the motion, he wasn’t the only one who shared some concerns.
Coun. Debbie Johnston said she likely wouldn’t have voted for the motion if the town’s last enumeration wasn’t completed so recently.
Coun. John MacFarlane also agreed with Johnston. Eligible voters not included in Montague’s voter list can still vote on election day by confirming they have resided in the town for the required amount of time.
Ole Hammarlund has announced his intention to seek the District 13, CharlottetownBrighton nomination for the Green Party for the next provincial election.
June 11, at Beaconsfield Carriage House after treating the crowd to a slideshow and video of the Ark Project, opened 42 years ago by then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and P.E.I. Premier Alex Campbell. Hammarlund is one of two architects who designed and built the Ark.
Born in Denmark, Hammarlund moved to the Boston area to finish his architectural studies at MIT. In 1974, he and partner, David Bergmark, were commissioned to design the Ark, and Hammarlund established permanent residency on P.E.I. in 1977.
Other local renovation projects and designs by Hammarlund include the Coles Building, the Main and Duffy buildings at UPEI, Hensley Green and Kings Square co-ops, the Y lofts and numerous seniors housing projects across the Island.
Hammarlund has served on the Arts Council as well as on local and national architectural organizations and is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. HIs family includes wife and partner Karen Lips, a landscape architect, and son Leif. the announcement