VOTE TERRY HICKEY FOR MAYOR
WHY I AM RUNNING
Every Municipality in Ontario has challenges, some in common, many unique. The Mayor must be in touch with residents in all parts of the community, willing to listen to many points of view. Creating connections among people is a key part of a Mayor’s role. While everyone may not agree to a course of action that Council takes, it is important that residents be informed, as to the reasons behind the action. Misinformation, disinformation or lack of information only creates distrust.
In the past four years
Over the past four years I have, with staff, analyzed key issues in my portfolio and brought about significant change. As Mayor, I intend to use the same approach to work with all parties to define goals, create measurable objectives and get results.
Municipal Council works best when Councillors feel part of a team that is working together for common goals with the Mayor’s role to facilitate, not direct conversation. That attitude goes hand in hand with citizen participation and meaningful communication. We have work to do here.
MY FOCUS IS TO
- Communicate with residents
formally and frequently to get
a reality check on needs and goals.
- Conserve Long-Term Care and
- Find a Rural Internet
solution leveraging all possible
- Develop better transit links to GO
stations and enhance VIA services.
- Embrace the Blue Dot program
and plan for best environmental
- Create, with the community, a
meaningful river and waterfront
- Continue 5-year plan to
rehabilitate rural roads.
- Increase apartment units and affordable housing.
- Ensure all departments work
to maximum efficiency.
- Encourage an attitude of
positive, progressive actions.
- Review and assure that all
Municipal Assets are maintained
- Protect Municipal interests with
the PHAI cleanup efforts.
Office of The Mayor
Long Term Care
SUCCESS AS A COUNCILLOR
Ensured resident safety with closure in November 2016.
Engaged military to remove old bridge: saving thousands of dollars and providing a great event for all.
Worked with residents to provide a design that met Heritage desires and needs for the future.
Increased from 4 to 5 Snow Routes.
Increased staff complement.
Developed new Rural Roadside Vegetation Policy.
Increased budget to allow for more roads to be rehabilitated ($450,000.00 this year).
Worked with staff to propose a 5-year plan to have Rural Roads brought to better condition.
Led a needs analysis based on rider input.
Restructured routes to better serve trips to Cobourg and more efficient routes in town.
Brought about a new and more suitable fleet of buses.
Encouraged staff to place transit under control of the Municipality.
Created growth plans for transit to adapt to resident needs for future.
Realignment of staff positions to better manage work.
Addition of camera equipment for better and more frequent pipe inspections.
Modernization of processes.
Launch Homeowners warranty program.