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?

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

Continue to work with Lake Stewardships, the Lake Advisory Panel, Greater Sudbury Watershed Alliance , city staff and other community experts in collaborative manner to educate our residents on healthy choices.

Chad Odnokon

Joseph Palmateer

Replace old decaying water mains / pipes in prior sequence to street resurfacing. Also promote water and shoreline cleanup through voluteer activities and back to work programs, while increasing stiffer penalties for persons caught throwing trash anywhere else, other than a waste basket.

Michael Vagnini

Dan Xilon

Better enforcement of the protective polices already in place and proper monitoring of conditions.

Candidate name 2. How will you move these forward?

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

I have championed many efforts and will continue to do so.Our residents are our strength.

Chad Odnokon

Joseph Palmateer

Help promote it with other environmental groups and encourage city council to take part a lot more in it as well.

Michael Vagnini

Dan Xilon

I would review present policy and bring any issues I had with it or its results before the council.

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

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

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

Chad Odnokon

Joseph Palmateer

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

Michael Vagnini

Dan Xilon

Unsure I will vote in favour I will vote in favour I will vote in favour Unsure
Explanations:

Candidate name Explanations

Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)

C-whenever possible I am in favour
E-Absolutely in favour

I have had solid unwavering support of water and watershed issues. I have championed issues for lake quality improvements. I currently sit on the Lakes Advisory Panel, the Nickel District Conservation Authority and the Vermillion River Stewardship group.

Chad Odnokon

Joseph Palmateer

For all the unsure given answers... it all depends on what type of development is proposed. If it has little effect on public water sheds, and is mostly environment friendly, and is on private property, then there very well may be a long debate on the issue, because no one likes other people telling them what they can or cannot do on their own property and Impose restrictions on them concerning issues that will never affect the other person to begin with. How would you like if some other person came into your house and started wailing at what you could or couldn't do in it, or what you could or couldn't have in it. I sorry, but its one thing to have your neighbor respect your rights and another when you go over to their place and dictate to them and try taking theirs away.

Michael Vagnini

Dan Xilon

a) Whether or not I would vote in favor of expanded shoreline buffers would depend entirely on how large of an expansion was being discussed. And it’s effect on the people of the city and specifically ward 2


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