Thank You!

The results of the municipal election are in, and so is a mostly new Council. I am very grateful for your support and trust and I will work hard to try to live up to your expectations.

I want to thank my husband, Mike Maydan, and those who contributed to my campaign and worked visiting door-to-door with me. I received warm advice and support from so many former council members and residents, including but not limited to, the large PRATAC family led by Brian Gallagher and Gerry Belisle. The experience taught me about all of Mississippi Mills. I admire the courage of those who stepped up and those who supported them. Thanks to those residents who invited me into their homes – and sometimes families – who walked their neighbourhoods with me and educated me on their histories and concerns.

On August 1, Mike and I met two members of Canada’s Socchi Olympic Gold Medal Team: Ryan and E.J. Harnden. We have long been curling fans, especially of Team Jacobs.

I asked if I could take a picture with them, saying that I thought it might be lucky as I was running for Council in my little town. E.J. grinned and agreed, saying “You’d better hold this then,” handing me his heavy gold medal. I was awestruck.

I feel just that way to the power of ten today. Thank you.

Advance Voting Begins

Advance voting begins on Monday, October 15 and continues until 8 p.m. on October 22, 2018.

You can vote online or by telephone using your Voter Instruction Letter that you should have received in the mail. If you did not, contact the town at:

613-256-2064 ext 208

Staff of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills will have voters’ help centres as follows:

Municipal Office, 3131 Old Perth Road

  • October 15:           10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • October 16 – 19:   8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • October 20:          10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Saturday)
  • October 22:           8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Election Day)

Almonte Old Town Hall, 14 Bridge Street

  • October 20:           10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Saturday)
  • October 22:           8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Election Day)

Stewart Community Centre, 12 MacFarlane Street, Pakenham

  • October 20:           10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Saturday)
  • October 22:           8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Election Day)

 

How Did They Vote?

I prepared a document that lists how the current council voted on a number of issues over the past term.

On some matters, the votes teetered back and forth, although the same group seemed to vote as a block on certain things.

Significant flips include:

Council at first were all leaning  to remove the 7B Bridge as recommended by staff, but then ultimately voted to save it and widen it to 7 metres, after hearing from farmers. Only Councillor McCubbin held out against it.

Councillor Torrance consistently voted against the sale of Don Maynard Park in Mississippi Mills, but changed her mind and voted to dispose of it at County.

Councillor Lowry voted for questionable Almonte ATV by-passes for  the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail, but voted against the final one through the intersection of Martin and Ottawa Streets that was suggested in June 2018.

Browse through the list here: Council Voting