Ian Streight Municipal Election Candidate Profile
Name: Ian Streight
Municipality: Montague Township
Position Sought: Councillor
Currently Retired or Working (where?): I am currently employed in the agriculture sector.
Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: I am completing my first term as councillor in the Township of Montague.
Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): I have been a volunteer fire fighter in our community for almost 20 years.
Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over: Growth: attracting growth in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors; Asset management: maintaining and improving our roads, equipment, and buildings in the township; and Financial sustainability: a transparent financial plan that accounts for asset replacement, growth and property assessment increases so tax increases are minimized to the rate payer.
Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues: The next term of council is going to be exciting. Last year the current council started a Strategic Plan that will help guide our township into the future. Completing and implementing the Strategic Plan over the next year will address the issues that I mentioned above.
Do you own (or have a stake in) or operate a commercial/industrial business in your municipality? (Including vacant development lands or rental units): We own property in the township and operate a cow/calf operation as well as growing cash crops.