Jeff Banks Municipal Election Candidate Profile
Name: Jeff Banks
Municipality: Township of Rideau Lakes
Position Sought: Councillor
Currently Retired or Working (where?): I am currently working in the dairy industry
Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: I am finishing up my second term as councillor of Ward 2 South Elmsley.
Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): N/A
Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over: Less restrictions on waterfront development while keeping the environment in mind; a more accountable financial position to the taxpayers; and to be transparent considering our last purchase of a property without an appraisal..
Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues: I feel the present council is not showing enough support for these important issues like the waterfront development.Developing our waterfront cottages into homes is a good start for jobs and retaining people.
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 own property in the South Elmsley ward.