I will be voting for change.
CTV Barrie reports yesterday in Springwater Township election crucial:
The Midhurst Secondary Plan will be on voter’s minds in Springwater Township as they head to the polls Monday.
“There are a lot of issues at stake here,” said Springwater resident Peter Kaukola.
The Midhurst Secondary Plan will see more than four thousand new homes built on farmland in the Midhurst area.
Incumbent Mayor Linda Collins says the environmental safety of the project is one of her main concerns.
“It will bring first and foremost environmental protection to over 1,200 acres that are deemed to be environmentally protected,” says Collins. “The stringent conditions around the build will set the bar for the province.”
Alternatively, mayoral candidate Bill French says “it offends all the policies of the province and it was only allowed to proceed because the last two mayors lobbied for it and so a special rule was put in place by a minister.”
Tony Guegis, the third mayoral candidate in Springwater, says he want more information before making a decision.
“The first thing I’m going to do is send out a message to the province that we want to sit back down and go through the chronology of how this is to happen and see what we need to do,” he says.
Municipal and school board election polls are open Monday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.