Ham­mar­lund to run in Dis­trict 13

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

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.

Ham­mar­lund made

Monday night,

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


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