Oakville’s Ward 2 By-Election Called for April 2016

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Oakville’s Ward 2 By-Election Called for April 2016

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Nolan A Machan

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At the November 16, 2015 Council Meeting, the town council seat for Ward 2 was declared vacant, and a special meeting was called for  January 11, 2016 in order to open nominations for a by-election. The town clerk will accept nomination forms until January 26, 2016. The by-election will take place on April 11, 2016.

The Town Council seat became vacant when Pam Damoff became the Member of Parliament for Oakville North Burlington during the 2015 Federal Election. She first won the Ward 2 seat on Oakville town council in 2010 and then was re-elected in 2014. When Max Khan passed away tragically in March 2015, he not only left his seat on council for Ward 6 vacant, but also he left the position as the nominated Federal Liberal Candidate for Oakville North Burlington vacant. Ms. Damoff won the Oakville North Burlington Liberal nomination.

The boundary for Ward 2 is Lake Ontario to the south, 16 Mile Creek to the east, QEW/403 to the north, and 3rd Line to the West. The ward takes in commercial zones along Speers Road up to the QEW as well as Kerr Village, numerous parks including Coronation Park, and community buildings such as the Oakville Arena which is slated for a renovation and an the addition of a community centre. All this is in addition to the major residential communities which are diverse and complex.

The role of a town councillor involves working with residents and business in their Ward regarding the following issues:

  1. Local planning and zoning
  2. Local storm sewers
  3. Local roads, streets and sidewalks
  4. Local transit services
  5. Libraries
  6. Local museums
  7. Fire protection
  8. Local parks and recreation services
  9. Collection of taxes

The renumeration for a Town Councillor in Oakville is $47,000.00. The Regional Town Councillor for Ward 2 is Cathy Duddeck, who has represented Ward 2 for the past 11 years.

 

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