Tay Valley councillor candidate – Doug Barr

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Doug Barr Municipal Election Candidate Profile

Name: Doug Barr

Municipality: Tay Valley

Position Sought: Councillor

Currently Retired or Working (where?): Working, Musician

Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: N/A

Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): Chair Sponsorship Stewart Park Festival

Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over: 

1. Fiscal Accountability and reporting

2. Affordable Housing

3. Climate Change – Severe Weather Emergency Preparation for various durations.

Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues:

1. Fiscal Accountability: We need to publish a Pie Graph each year with the Tax Bill showing previous year’s Expenditures. Included would be a short referendum inviting opinions and suggestions for increasing or decreasing various areas.

2. Tiny Homes is an area of interest. Perhaps a Tiny Homes subdivision owned by the Township and rented out to Low Income earners could be feasible.

3. 2 days/1 week/2 weeks/3 weeks emergency kits for home use could be studied and published to our residents. A review of flood plain levels is needed to assess if they are high enough.

Do you own (or have a stake in) or operate a commercial/industrial business in your municipality? (Including vacant development lands or rental units): Yes. 21 acres near Black Lake.