Water Quality Survey Questions Summary

Candidate name 1. In your view, what are the most important steps the city needs to take to protect water quality?

Mike Bleskie

We must look at the practical methods to manage and mitigate existing issues facing our water, such as building infrastructure with water retention and flow in mind, as well as removing risk factors.

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

The key is to implement a watershed-based management program so as enable us to reform water governance. My motion to complete a watershed study of Lake Ramsey was only the first step.

Vincent Lacroix

Continue with public input by our citizens.

Chris Nerpin

Protecting all of our waterways is vital to the health of our citizens, and our community. All development must ensure that it has as minimum an environmental impact as possible. Infrastructure that protects our waterways from residential and storm run-off needs to be as effective as possible, and meet environmental needs. Future development must not move forward without complete information on environmental impacts.

Lynne Reynolds

Scrub watershed effluent before it enters our lakes

Candidate name 2. How will you move these forward?

Mike Bleskie

Real targets such as the amount of buffer zones along lakes, the creation of new water diversion tactics like "garden drains" and green culverts, and further the cause of streets that do not retain water.

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

we need to continue funding new watershed studies as each study is completed

Vincent Lacroix

Introduce a motion on clean potable water

Chris Nerpin

I recognize the importance of protecting our waterways; it is vital to the health of our community. I would work to increase public education and building effective environmental infrastructure that supports economic development, while also protecting the environment, our waterways, and our drinking water.

Lynne Reynolds

Will depend on cost

Multiple choice questions:

Candidate name (a) Requiring larger shoreline buffers (b) Dedicated annual funding in the municipal budget to complete priority watershed and subwatershed studies (c) Rejecting development in floodplains and wetlands (d) Adopting higher standards for storm water management, and expanded capacity in vulnerable areas (e) Support for the Vermilion River Stewardship’s opposition of proposed modified run-of-river hydroelectric dams on the Vermilion River

Mike Bleskie

I will vote in favour Unsure I will vote in favour I will vote in favour Unsure

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

I will vote in favour I will champion that I will champion that I will vote in favour I will vote in favour

Vincent Lacroix

I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour Unsure

Chris Nerpin

I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour Unsure

Lynne Reynolds

Unsure Unsure Unsure I will champion that Unsure
Explanations:

Candidate name Explanations

Mike Bleskie

I want to work with mayor and the rest of council to find new means to fund watershed studies, so that work on this research is unhindered. I am unsure at this time about the Vermillion project's scope, so it is not appropriate for me to take a stance at this time.

Terry Kett (Incumbent)

Vincent Lacroix

Chris Nerpin

Lynne Reynolds

Have not seen costs related to this.


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