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Oct 1st, 2022
Anita Moore is running for Springwater Township council in Ward 4. |
From BarrieToday, September 14, 2022

Editor’s note: BarrieToday has asked council candidates in neighbouring Springwater and Essa townships to provide a synopsis of why they are running for public office. Municipal elections take place Oct. 24. The following response is from Anita Moore, who is running for council in Springwater Township in Ward 4. For more election coverage, visit our 2022 municipal election page by clicking here, where you can find candidate profiles and other election news. 

My name is Anita Moore and I am seeking re-election for Ward 4 in Springwater Township.

I have been a registered nurse for 28 years and have managed home-care services for local families for almost 20 years. I am proud to say that I have just started my second term as a member of the board of directors for Hospice Simcoe and continue to be an active volunteer in my community. Volunteerism is needed for our community of communities to thrive and supporting and fostering relationships with our volunteer is critical to our success as a township.

Whether they support our community halls, many outdoor skating rinks, or firefighting services, our volunteers are integral parts of our community that need to be recognized and supported. I would like to say thank you to our committed volunteers that dedicate their time and efforts, often unrecognized Your service is greatly appreciated.

Prior to the past four years on council, I spent four years on the committee of adjustment, which prepared me for the complex planning-related decisions required of council on a regular basis.

Our township, like most, is facing unprecedented growth and development pressures. Balancing growth while preserving our agricultural land and green space must always be considered. Our agricultural community is truly the roots of Springwater Township and it’s important that future generations know that the decisions made were thoughtful and well-informed.

In Ward 4, the new Midhurst Valley development is underway. Working closely with the developers over the last four years has allowed me to create a platform where I am able to bring resident concerns forward and have them addressed in a timely manner. We will be well positioned to support our new residents when the new paramedic station, fire station and community hub to be located at the corner of Snow Valley Road and Bayfield Street are fully constructed and operational.

I fought hard to keep our property tax increases below two per cent annually and I will strive to continue this trend in the future. I will advocate for increased police presence in our communities, for road safety and traffic calming where speeding is an ongoing concern, and I will continue to ensure a strong fiscal oversight while always encouraging staff to find efficiencies where possible.

Thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement. I appreciate and value all resident feedback as we shape the future of Ward 4 together.

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