Merrickville-Wolford mayor candidate – David Nash

David Nash
David Nash
Posted on: September 26, 2018

David Nash Municipal Election Candidate Profile

Name: David Nash

Municipality: Merrickville-Wolford

Position Sought: Mayor

Currently Retired or Working (where?): Currently the Mayor (it’s a full time job)

Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: Deputy Mayor 4 yrs and current Mayor

Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): Salvation Army,Cancer Society, United Way, Beth Donovan Hospice, Anglican Church, Serenity Renewal for Families, World Vision

Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over: High property taxes and water sewer rates, Infrastructure maintenance and seniors housing and hub

Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues:

I have already started to reduce taxes and will continue to do so using the increased revenue from new homes and the addition of new homes in areas passed by water/sewer will lower the overall cost /home as we extend the water sewer system.)

Two years ago I created an infrastructure reserve (2% of the levy) and also emphasized the importance of being prepared with shovel ready projects to apply for grants as they come available. We have just received our 2nd largest grant to both repair and extend our water/sewer.

Continue to work with the developers and seniors to establish both a hub and housing thereby allowing them to stay in their community.

Do you own (or have a stake in) or operate a commercial/industrial business in your municipality? (Including vacant development lands or rental units): I both own property and operate a business in the community.