Nights are getting darker sooner…

Ive noticed recently that its getting darker much earlier than expected. I was out on Beaty Trail this evening and noticed it was just after 8pm when it started to get dark. I did manage to get to quite a few homes this evening and spoke a lot of people.

I ran into a lady who was doing some cleaning in her garage…I scared the bejeepers out of her as I walked up the driveway (I AM very sorry!) and she was disappointed her husband wasnt there as he kept up to date on municipal issues and had a few questions. I will be making my way back to their house because his input is needed. As with everyone in the Town of Milton, their opinions and views should be heard.

While she was describing her husbands passion for municipal politics all I could think of is the Citizens Advisory Committee … he would be a great addition! Its important for people who live in the ward to be involved.

Another gentleman I spoke with also made mention the fact that his voice seems to have gone unheard. Each time he has commented on certain issues with the town, he hasnt received the response he would have liked. “You have to live here on a daily basis to know whats going on” he told me.

Most of the issues that I faced this evening had to do with the Trudeau raceway as it was called, speeding, parklands and neighbourhood safety topped the list of concerns. Seems to be a universal concern of many people in Ward One.

As an aside, someone called me “the guy with the great fridge magnet!” He was referring to my campaign magnet which includes some frequently used numbers, as well as my website and email address.

If you would like one of these magnets, just send me an email at mike@mikecluett.ca and I will have one of our campaign team drop one off for you. It does come in quite handy.

Another day and another 60-70 homes down, and I cant even imagine how many homes to go before November 13th. I better get some more rest.

Just as reminder the Salvation Army KHI Community is having their Carnival on Saturday September 9th starting at 3pm at Pineland Farms off Trafalger Road (north of the 401). There is going to be a bake sale, BBQ, bouncy castle, prizes and lots of fun.

I will see you at the doors!

On the Road……

Hello Ward One! I’ve had some recent “issues” with my blog on www.mikecluett.ca, SO…here we go again. This is the NEW-er premiere blog for the Mike Cluett Campaign.

Ever since I started knocking on doors for the past few months, it has been a great experience. NOW its time to kick it into high gear. Summer is over, kids are back at school and the routines are (or soon will be) back to normal.

NOW, its time to think about our town.

We have a very important decision to make this November and at the risk of being over dramatic, it’s probably the most important election in the recent history of Milton.

Change is happening all around us. New roads are being built (maybe not at the speed we would LIKE). More homes are being occupied as families, young and old, experience their dreams of living in the Town of Milton. We all share or have shared in those dreams; the brand new home smell so to speak.

That is why it’s important that everyone takes the time to review what all the candidates are proposing for the next 4 years. That is the main reason why I decided to have a campaign website. It’s a communication tool, as this blog is, for those of us in Ward one AND the town of Milton to have a constant flow of communication. It will be utilized as a tool for me, as your town councillor; to let you know what is going on in our ward, and to communicate directly to you. With the decisions that the next council will be faced with looming in the horizon, it’s very important for your town councillor to be able to hear what you have to say.

Here’s how I will do that as your town councillor.

1) Immediately establish a Citizens Advisory Committee

This Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) will prove to be another tool of communication for residents of the ward and the town councillors to exchange ideas and get feedback on certain issues. These CAC’s can meet bi monthly and the councillors can send their reports directly to Council meetings so that the views of the residents are on the record.

2) Continue to knock on doors in between elections.

It’s all well and good to knock on doors during an election period to get your platform out there, but what happens in between elections? Many of you from the conversations I have had at the doors have expressed concern and frustration at getting answers from both our current representatives AND from Town Hall. I will commit to continue knocking on doors in between elections to ensure your voice is heard and your questions answered.

3) Utilize technology.

The website www.mikecluett.ca will continue to be used as a tool for communication once elected. It is here where I will give updates on when roads are slated to be paved, status of stop signs at intersections, etc. It also will continue to be used as a forum for residents to speak directly to me about what concerns them.

THIS is just a start. It only works if everyone participates. I am letting you know what I will do as your councillor and I hope I can count on you to make it work.

I look forward to seeing as many people as possible before November 13th. In the meantime, please take an opportunity to post a comment in my blog or send me an email at mike@mikecluett.ca

Time to get some rest…out knocking again tomorrow evening!

Take care,
Mike