Sean Redmond Municipal Election Candidate Profile
Name: Sean Redmond
Municipality: Carleton Place
Position Sought: Deputy Mayor
Currently Retired or Working (where?): Working full time at Bytown lumber in Carleton Place
Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: Councillor 2014-2018
Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): Municipal heritage committee; Victoria museum board; Hospital board 2015 to 2016; Canada 150 committee; Carleton Place 200 committee; Urban forest committee; Joint urban forest and CP environment committee; Carleton Place drug strategy committee; Brent Pearson Run for Your Life committee; Planet Youth Lanark committee; plus over 40 years of other community involvement
Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over:
Redevelopment of old town sector of Carleton Place
Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues:
We have approved several apartment buildings, some of those projects are underway and some are yet to be started. Several are aimed at affordable housing.
As deputy mayor I will have a seat at the county table. It has been several decades since the county has invested in housing in our town. It will be my mandate to ensure a substantial investment, to continue to provide an environment that will encourage commercial, retail and residential development.
To solidify a vision on redevelopment of our old town sector properly.
Do you own (or have a stake in) or operate a commercial/industrial business in your municipality? (Including vacant development lands or rental units): No, just own my own residence.