Traffic Lights Coming – James Snow Parkway and Trudeau

 

Lights are beginning to be installed at James Snow Parkway and Trudeau today.

This has been a high collision area recently & Councillors Colin Best, Rob Duvall and I have been working at getting this done as quickly as possible.  There have been delays due to the frost still in the ground but they have begun the work today.  The lights should be energized by mid-May 2015.

There is also another area of concern for residents at JSP and Clark Blvd and I’ve been told that should be installed and active by September 2015 at the latest.

As always please drive safely.

 

 

Statement from Mike Cluett Campaign

Friends,

I was very disappointed to learn about the anonymous smear piece being distributed in Wards 1,6,7 & 8. Frankly, the residents of Milton deserve better.

When I applied to fill the vacancy that was created when Tony Lambert was removed from council for violating The Municipal Act,http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/4275588-milton-council-officially-ousts-lambert/ I did so because I believed I was in the best position to fill the vacancy immediately and deliver the kind of leadership our residents have been lacking for years.

Since 2010, I have been honoured to represent the residents of Ward 6 on Milton Town Council and I believe that my record and commitment to our community speaks for itself. I welcome anyone who has questions to contact me mike@mikecluett.ca or visit my website to learn more about how we can build a Complete Community.

Thank you for your continued support, and don’t forget to get out and vote on Monday October 27!

Mike Cluett
Candidate for Local/Regional Councillor Wards 1,6,7,8

Some Observations As Term of Council Ends

cropped-cropped-IMG_0000008712.pngLast night we had our last Administration and Planning Committee meeting for this term of Milton Town Council. 

It’s been a pleasure to serve on that committee for the last four years along with the chair Colin Best. 

It did strike me as odd that with the election just over 30 days away that there were very few candidates for Milton Town Council in attendance. Over the last few months, the public gallery has had a number of candidates for positions attend on a regular basis.  It brings me back to the last election campaign for me, when from early January to the last meeting I attended each one.  

The best piece of advice I received when I first thought of running for public office was to attend the meetings and see how the process works.  It will give you a better understanding about the job, what it entails and the demands it will have on your time.  After I started attending regularly back in 2010, many other candidates showed up as well.  The ratio of those who won vs who didn’t is actually pretty good.

It’s because they were able to speak to voters with the understanding of what a local councillor does and that goes a long way.  They were able to make promises to voters as to what they could or could not do.  Knowing about the job is important for everyone who puts their name on a ballot.

Over this last year there have been a few candidates who attended regularly which is good.  Some however have not.

Out of the candidates who are vying for the position of Local and Regional councillor for wards 1,6,7 & 8, aside from one who attended less than a handful of meetings, no one has shown up.  Even the former councillor who was ousted from office back in December (see the link here and here)  and who made promises to attend meetings has not once shown his face at a meeting.

Some will claim “I watched the meetings online”  If you want the job, you make the effort to attend and take part in the conversation.  There should be no excuse at all for not wanting to be prepared for the job you’re spending money on trying to get.

None of the candidates for the position I’m running for have spoken on ANY issues they claim is important to them.  When it comes to town input sessions on budgets, community services, infrastructure or parks that both myself and the town have hosted…Nothing.

For over the last year I have attended the Regional Council meetings to prepare myself and be ready to start working day one. None of my opponents have.

Their lack of attendance should speak volumes to voters this coming election. Where have you been all this time?

The choice is clear for voters in wards 1,6,7,8. Mike Cluett is ready to start working Day one.

I’ll see you at the doors.

Louis St Laurent Road Widening

LSL Road Paving from 25 to Bronte Street

For those residents who use Louis St Laurent between 25 and Bronte St you will see that the paving has begun to widen the lanes.

The Town is also looking forward to completing the construction of the overpass on LSL to go towards Tremaine Road as well later this summer/fall.

Looking forward for other Town and Region projects to be completed this year.  The winter did put many projects behind schedule with the extreme cold temperatures but everything is getting back on track.

Here is a link to more road paving projects from the Town of Milton.

We appreciate your patience.

I’ll see you at the doors.