Tony Barr Municipal Election Candidate Profile
Name: Tony Barr
Municipality: Mississippi Mills
Position Sought: Councillor of Ramsay Ward
Currently Retired or Working (where?): Presently employed by Environmental Acoustics
Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: N/A
Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): Cancer relay for life
Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over:
Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues:
I’m a fiscal conservative and I value common sense.
All council meetings online and full disclosure with community input prior to consultants’ involvement– this issue alone is why there is such division! More consultations with constituents and fewer decisions that are driven by committees, small groups with little consideration given to the rest of Mississippi Mills ratepayers.
Full third party financial audit of MM books. Overhaul of all committees. Address necessity of consultants – utilize employee skill set and empower staff. Establish priority spending vs. “nice to have (Community oven)” Reduce development charges. Review departmental budgets. Accountability and consequences within the municipality.
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