My husband and I live in Collingwood.
I have been an active volunteer and leader in the arts community. Welcomed friends and family as visitors and as new residents.
I have worked hard for my neighbourhood to address numerous issues arising out of a new large development which is being built in our midst – razing trees, creating groundwater and drainage issues, disturbing boundary trees, and creating noise and dust on our streets and in our homes.
I have facilitated positive discussion among neighbours, staff, and council.
Collingwood now has, for the first time, a noise by-law. This by-law limits the use of heavy construction equipment on development sites on weekends – and before 7am.
Collingwood also now has a by-law that has the teeth to ensure that those who drop gravel and dirt on our streets will clean it up.
We are currently working on new provisions for its subdivision agreement to help ensure dust control throughout the entire buildout.
Collingwood is no longer a small sleepy Town. We have already grown so much in the last decade and we have been told by the Province to expect another 10,000 residents over the next decade.
This kind of growth is an opportunity for Collingwood so long as we manage it properly. I have the experience and knowledge to help guide Collingwood through this exciting time.
Collingwood needs a voice on Council that can ensure that our future is the best it can be. Collingwood is a great place to live.
The future can be even better.
The future of Collingwood requires Council to balance the needs of current residents, new residents, current businesses and new businesses.
I will work to ensure this happens.