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Fiona Roberts Central Elgin Candidate for Ward 5

by Fiona Roberts
Fiona Roberts Central Elgin Candidate for Ward 5
Fiona Roberts

Fiona Roberts settled in Belmont over 20 years ago along with her husband David and their two children.

Since moving to Belmont, Fiona has served on many boards and associations in the community including, South Dorchester PS council chair, HUB executive and Belmont Minor Hockey.

She currently serves as Ward 5 councillor in the Municipality of Central Elgin. She is also on the Board of Westminster Mutual Insurance Company, is a member of the Belmont Community Policing Committee, 2nd vice with the Belmont Lions Club and a member of Age Friendly Community Advisory Committee. She was formerly an associate stockbroker with RBC Dominion Securities for over 10 years.

Fiona's priorities are cost efficiency along with increasing the tax base through economic development and promotion. She also believes in increasing our resource utilization through such initiatives as 12 month/year arena operation.

I see our primary concern continuing to be the tug-of-war between public demand for infrastructure and the need for responsible and steady growth.

Central Elgin is in the enviable position of being close to London and having one of the best harbours on Lake Erie. We are becoming not only a destination to visit but a destination to live. Our tax base is mainly residential and agriculture which limits our revenue options. As our tax base increases, so does the demand for services and hence our increase in costs. Council, in working with staff, have done an excellent job of controlling those costs and have given us a bright future through long-term planning and budgeting.

Tax increases over the past 4 years have been negligible, less that the rate of inflation. I believe in this long-term approach and any deviation would require either service cuts or tax increases, both of which I oppose.

Fiona Roberts

PO Box 318, Belmont, ON N0L 1B0

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