Pat Dolan Municipal Election Candidate Profile
Name: Pat Dolan
Municipality: Montague Township
Position Sought: Reeve
Currently Retired or Working (where?): Retired
Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: Deputy Reeve in Montague 2010-2014.
Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): I served 28 years with Montague Fire Department and Fire Fighters Association where I participated in fundraising events annually. I served as a member of the board of directors for the Smiths Falls Salvation Army Red Shield fundraising committee. Smiths Falls Rotary Club member. Special Olympics fundraising committee.
Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over: Industrial development, recreation and infrastructure
Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues:
Development: Increase marketing of industrial properties along Hwy 15. Encourage development in the township by supporting applications for grants and funding. Recreation: Form a citizens committee to develop a plan for an outdoor rink, walking trail, etc. on township property on Rosedale Road next to the school. Support our seniors and their activities. Work with our ATV and Snowmobile Club to utilize our multi-use Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail (OVRT). Infrastructure: Continue to upgrade township roads by using and reviewing the roads needs study and identify the roads needing upgrades. Develop a plan to monitor and maintain all township facilities to ensure the health and safety of our employees and the public.
Do you own (or have a stake in) or operate a commercial/industrial business in your municipality? (Including vacant development lands or rental units): I love in my home in Montague.