McEwen seeks third term in Plympton-Wyoming


Netty McEwen is one of three incumbent councillors seeking another term on Plympton-Wyoming council.
The former clerk for the municipality is joined in the race by incumbents Ron Schenk and Bob Woolvett and six others for the four council positions. Two other incumbents, Ben Dekker and Muriel Wright, are seeking the deputy mayor’s position in the Oct. 22 election.
McEwen, 72, has been on council for seven years and is seeking a third term as councillor in Plympton-Wyoming.
Why did you decide to run again?
Because I have the time available and I’m very interested in the future of Plympton-Wyoming and I just wish to continue to serve.
What issues do you think are important in Plympton-Wyoming?
“The development and to direct it in a good planning way,” says McEwen. Over the past four years, council has grappled with the issue, making more of the land along the lake available for new development and facing legal proceedings in the process “It is frustrating to me because I believe in preserving agricultural land and especially when we do have lots of residential lots available for development.
Is there something you would like to accomplish in the next four years?
Just to keep the town on an nice even track and try and keep and maintain a good level of services at no extra cost.
Would you like to see the tree planting program continue?
We do have a tree planting program but we do need to follow it a little more closely.