John Dalgity Municipal Election Candidate Profile
Name: John Dalgity
Municipality: Mississippi Mills
Position Sought: Councillor
Currently Retired or Working (where?): Working, Acacia Sports Canada
Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: N/A
Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): Canadian Legion, International Federation of Broomball Associations, Canadian Broomball Federation, Various local community events.
Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over:
Regain trust and respect from local residents
The OVRT (Ottawa Valley Rail Trail)
The Community Official Plan
Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues:
I believe Staff and Council are in place to perform a service for the residents, we need to look hard at this relationship and improve everywhere we can to regain the respect and trust from the community.
The OVRT can and should be used by all taxpayers, we are a rural community and we are capable of using the trail responsibly. I believe it is a great opportunity for everyone as do our neighboring communities.
The COP as it currently stands is not ready and should not be approved until the new Council is in place.
Do you own (or have a stake in) or operate a commercial/industrial business in your municipality? (Including vacant development lands or rental units): The company I am currently with purchased land in the Industrial Park in Almonte.