Montague deputy reeve candidate – Klaas Van Der Meer

Klaas Van Der Meer
Klaas Van Der Meer
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Klaas Van Der Meer Municipal Election Candidate Profile

Name: Klaas Van Der Meer

Municipality: Montague Township

Position Sought: Deputy Reeve

Currently Retired or Working (where?): Working in horticulture

Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: Deputy Reeve

Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): Chairman Horticultural adviser at Algonquin College Ottawa (five years), a life member of Scouts Canada after 35 years as leader and have served as president of Rideau Lakes District Scouts, a member of the Session at Westminster Presbyterian Church (Personnel & Building), member of Perth & Smiths Falls Hospital boards 11 years – the chair of the Building Committee, coordinator of 2003 Landscape Project for tent city Lanark county International Plowing Match, Council Representative on the Lanark Archives Committee

Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over: Action for seniors and youth; Shared services with Smiths Falls and fair water rates in Atironto; and Attracting residents to move to Montague.

Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues: Work to encourage students to join the youth centre in Smiths Falls; continue to meet with Smiths Falls to improve shared services and Economic Development; work with Smiths Falls on health care issues, especially obtaining new doctors for our area; attract a major builder to build homes in Montague.

Do you own (or have a stake in) or operate a commercial/industrial business in your municipality? (Including vacant development lands or rental units): My home and my business Green Acres Greenhouses and Landscaping and Klaas VanDerMeer Custodial are located on our property at 127 Rainbow Valley Road in Montague Township.