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Ward 2 candidate on lake clean-up committee

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Jul 20th, 2010
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Simcoe.com July 14 2010
INNISFIL  – A lifelong Innisfil resident has announced he will run for Innisfil council in Ward 2 in this October’s election.
Richard Simpson, who owns a plumbing company and operates a farmer’s market, has filed his papers. He now serves as chairperson of the Propel committee, a volunteer group that evaluates projects for the $30 million Lake Simcoe Clean Up Fund. To date, the fund has supplied money for more than 100 programs.
If elected, Simpson has several proposals he would like to initiate.
“I would like to see the Town submit more projects for funding to help with the quality of the water, including the shoreline for Lake Simcoe,” Simpson says. “There are roads in Ward 2 that are scheduled to be repaired or paved. I will make sure they stay on time. Other roads need attention, too.”
He adds another important issue is to “to resolve the location for the GO station as soon as possible”.
The persistent flooding in the area is another concern of Simpson’s.
His community involvement includes minor hockey, Boy Scouts, the 4-H club. Simpson has also sat on the Innisfil Bylaw Enforcement committee.
“In the coming weeks, I will be knocking on as many doors as possible in Ward 2,” Simpson says. “I look forward to talking with all the people I know and introduce myself to the one I don’t. I will bring to Council a fresh, positive attitude.”

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