Joan Delaney Municipal Election Candidate Profile
Name: Joan Delaney
Municipality: Township of Rideau Lakes
Position Sought: Councillor for South Crosby ward
Currently Retired or Working (where?): Retired teacher
Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: No elected positions yet.
Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): Past president of Chaffey’s and Area Lake Association, past volunteer curator of Chaffey’s Lockmaster’s House Museum, current volunteer guide at the Old Stone Mill NHS in Delta, co-chair of Chaffey’s Lock Beautification Committee, past chair of the Elgin-Portland United Church Pastoral Charge, past chair of the Portland United Church Council, past president of Cornwall Minor Soccer.
Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over: Complaints about the difficulties in developing properties; the debt load, and deteriorating hamlets.
Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues: I will seek to make the development services department more user friendly by having the staff work with the taxpayer in a collaborative way and reviewing the township-specific building codes. I would work to ensure that existing debt is paid down and reserves replenished before more major purchases. Several hamlets need some attention by the township and I would have a say in decisions.
Do you own (or have a stake in) or operate a commercial/industrial business in your municipality? (Including vacant development lands or rental units): Yes, we own a house in South Crosby.