Ken Baker

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October 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Ken Baker

Councillor candidates cont.

1) Financial Transparency.
Budgets and financial spending details must be published in clear and concise simplified reports available to the public.
• The wastewater treatment plant.
The city must curtail nonessential spending and dedicate these resources to this project. 
City council should arrange a long term debenture program and set utility rates to finance this essential core service. 
• Purchase of the old Synergy Credit Union building.
The purchase and financial implications should be reviewed as soon as possible.
2) • Nine years as Lloydminster mayor.
• Seven years as Lloydminster councillor.
• Nine years as chair of Pioneer Lodge Board
• Six years as member of Lakeland College Board of Governors.
• Member of Nelson Lumber Company management team.
• Community involvement including the Lloydminster Kinsmen Club, Mount Joy Ski Club and Chamber of Commerce.
3) • The wastewater treatment plant construction or upgrade.
• Hwy. 17 continued redevelopment.
• Maintenance of our existing infrastructure.
4) The border issue is what it is with both provincial governments developing policies that they believe are good for their province. 
Grants are not always the same in both provinces consequently our city sees a variation in per capita grants received from each province.
The city needs to review all grants received from each province and continue to lobby for equal treatment if justified.
Both the federal and provincial governments need to adopt policies that provide special spike grants for major community essential core services.
5) The Oct. 26 election should attract more voters as there are 24 candidates nominated for seven council positions.
My campaign includes newspaper, signage, attendance at many community events and meeting with many residents of our community.

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