GUY DESJARDINS EYES A SECOND MANDATE
“I believe we accomplished a lot.”
Guy Desjardins sums up his first four years as mayor of Clarence-Rockland. Desjardins is seeking to retain his seat on council on October 22, 2018.
Desjardins’ career in politics began in 2006, when he successfully ran for a seat on council. “I have a background in agriculture and I noticed at the time that there weren’t any agricultural voices on council,” he stated during an interview.
He then defeated Marcel Guibord during the 2014 municipal elections, becoming NBZPS i8F IBWF B WFSZ HPPE DPVODJM u IF TUSFTTFE i8F UBDLMFE TFWFSBM EJGàDVMU projects.”
These include, according to the mayor, the management of the 2017 flood, the repairs made to Clarence-Rockland’s many roads as well as the project for the two new fire stations.
“Although the flooding that occurred last year was truly a disaster, I think our answer to it was a real success,” said the mayor. “The way members of our community came forward and helped each other out was incredible. It was real teamwork!”
Roadwork was also high up on Desjardins’ MJTU PG BDDPNQMJTINFOUT i8IFO * DBNF UP power, there were a lot of roads that needed work,” he said. “I’m glad to say that we have repaired roads from all over the region, not just in Rockland.”
8IFO BTLFE XIBU IF JOUFOET UP BDDPNplish if he’s re-elected, the mayor is quick to point to “an emergency room for ClarenceRockland.” “If you happen to get very sick over the weekend, we have to go all the way to Ottawa,” he explained. “Our medical centre here is amazing, but they’re quite busy.”
Desjardins hopes to obtain governmental funding for the project. “It would also help us keep our ambulances in our region.”
He also wants to successfully accomplish what he calls the 17/174 project, the widening of the 174 high between Orleans and Rockland. “The matter has been debated for over 20 years,” he said.
Lastly, the mayor wants to keep taxes low. “I want to enhance our commercial development,” he added. “I want to get more commercial projects. That will help us keep our taxes low.”
Le maire Guy Desjardins espère être en mesure de conserver son poste lors de l’élection municipale du 11 octobre prochain. Parmi ses priorités, l’homme politique espère terminer le projet de l’agrandissement de l’autoroute 174 ainsi que de conserver les taxes municipales le plus bas possible.