App wants to bring change in Brooke-Alvinston

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Glen App says it’s time for a change
The 47 year-old farmer is seeking a councillor’s position for the first time, hoping to be able to contribute in Brooke-Alvinston.
Why did you decide to run?
Basically I thought it was time for a change. A lot of the council have been in there quite a while. I find it gets stale. I thought there was not much representation from the younger and middle aged people.
What will change with you on council?
It’s good to have different perspectives. I’m not really sure because I’ve never been to a council meeting myself, how involved the community is…to council…having fresh ideas is always a good thing.
Do you have ideas Brooke-Alvinston that you think, hey, we should be trying this?
“It seems to me a lot of people are complaining about the roads they have tarred and chipped what I’d like to do, set aside money annually for re tarring and chipping…so that they can be repaired and not patched…until they’re at the point…where they have to rip it up.”
Are you in favour of seeing taxes go up to do that?
I haven’t seen the budget so I’m not sure what they have done and haven’t done. I do believe no matter what each year the taxes going up the rate of inflation is not so bad. Everything else goes up.
Can the Inwood Fire issue be solved now that the province is changing the amount of training required?
“The question is has it gone too far, everything is resolvable, but it is going to take work…because there is a lot of bitterness.” App wants to talk with everyone involved to put their issues on the table and resolve the concerns.

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