Oakville Town Council Elections 2014: Ward 3: Nick Hutchins

Oakville Town Council Elections 2014: Ward 3: Nick Hutchins
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Nick Hutchins is up for another round in this year’s council election for Ward 3. The Ward is one of the oldest and encompasses everything south of the QEW and West of the 16 Mile Creek. This is Nick’s second attempt at becoming a town councilor, he lost the 2010 bid to Dave Gittings, who is now running for Regional & Town Councilor, now that Keith Bird will retire after serving 14 terms. Currently, Nick has taken on the duty of looking after his parents who are both in their mid-90’s.

Nick moved in his home at the corner of Alan and MacDonald Road in the 2000, and raised two daughters in town. One of which attended Brantwood Public, New Central, EG James, and Oakville Trafalgar High School. He was the president of the Trafalgar Chartwell Rate Payers’ Association during a time of major changes which included the proposed power plant, the restructuring of Halton District Public Schools, and the soon to be decommissioned Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. He resigned from the association when he decided to run for council.

With commitment in his voice Nick, that it is crucial for us to get the major decisions right from the redevelopment of School Lands to Downtown Oakville, and the Mid-Town Core.

“These are huge undertakings, which will impact the town for years, and having a voice on council that understands traffic is going to extremely important, say Nick Hutchins.

Mr Hutchins’ company is involved in the traffic business via a proprietary LED system that can be embedded into roads. He feels it is important that the re-development of Downtown Oakville has to be done with extreme care to ensure the survival of existing businesses.

He is also extremely concerned about the proposal to redevelop the Public School sites purchased by the Town. He understands why the town purchased the land, but is particularly concerned that school board has greatly underestimated the need for schools in the area.

“Mid-town core, the lands around the Oakville GO Station, is expected to have 18,000 plus residents. No school locations have been allocated for the area,” stated Hutchins.

Finally, the redevelopment of the Hospital Lands is concerning considering the density the town is suggesting, according to Hutchins. Even with the proposed community center public spaces in the town per person would be significantly diminished.

Contact Nick Hutchins
Tel: (905) 849-8259
Email: nicholashutchins@hotmail.com
Website: www.nickhutchins.ca

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