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Sandy Talbot — Tay Ward 1

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In Candidates / Election 2018
Aug 26th, 2018
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from Midland Mirror

My name is Sandy Talbot. I have lived in Port McNicoll for 35 years, worked locally as a nurse and am currently a Tay Councillor. I am married and the mother of 27-year-old triplets. It has been an honour to be councillor for Ward 1. I have been the elected voice of the people of Port McNicoll, Waverly and the rural area

While council work is co-operative teamwork, each councillor wears two hats: the first being the authority overseeing business of Tay Township. As Ward 1 Councillor, I have exercised that authority continually, demanding accountability and transparency in all business presented.

There is no rubber stamp in my briefcase.

The second hat is to deal with the affairs of Port McNicoll and the surrounding rural area, including Waverly. I am equally a promoter of this entire community.

My approach at council is to address what best benefits constituents. There is no gender balance on council, so I work to represent both men and women from our community. I represent one vote of seven, as a powerful voice for “we.”

Substantial projects:

We have continually been a firm proponent of infrastructure renewal.

All of these services and facilities have a best-before date.

-We pushed the sidewalk completion on 7th

-We pushed 24-7 info LED signboard

-We led community in-kind donation for Patterson Park pavilion

-We pushed extension of Tay Trail along 1st Ave.

-We obtained rafts at Patterson Parks by donations

-We got a Fire Station on Oldfort

Future Projects:

-Boat Launch: We started the process with Township, resulting in staff report PW-2016-21

-We reviewed government accessibility grants regarding device to enter water at Patterson Park

-We push for parks and arenas to be well-kept for residents/visitors

-We push for senior housing in Ward 1

-We want a council review of Tay management practices after a four-term mayor to study how the Township compares to the regulated provincial requirements.

I focus on what counts: the people.

705-534-3127 OR sandytalbot@outlook.com

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