Let your voice be heard  in New Tecumseth by getting out to vote in the Oct. 22 municipal election. Voting begins at 10 a.m. and runs through to 8 p.m. in various locations throughout Alliston, Beeton and Tottenham. Make sure to bring your voter notification letter with you and proper identification.

In the race for the mayor, voters will be able to decide between incumbent New Tecumseth Mayor Rick Milne and candidate Tony Veltri. For Veltri, the key issues include the supply of water and housing solutions.

“We need to deal immediately with Collingwood to negotiate a new long term supply of water to meet our growing needs,” said the 52-year-old local journalist. “No further delays can be tolerated. We have a serious situation that requires affordable housing solutions. Over the past few years, upper levels of government – county, provincial and federal – have implemented policies and programs that municipalities can take advantage of to provide incentives to create affordable housing.

“And public transit needs a serious discussion,” he added. “New Tecumseth is well behind other municipalities on public transit. We are out of excuses.”

In the race to replace Deputy Mayor Donna Jebb, who is running in Ward 5, candidates include Richard Norcross, Peter Barbati and J.J. Paul Whiteside.

Voting day polls include:

Ward 1 – Alliston Union Public School gym.

Ward 2 – Ernest Cumberland Elementary School gym.

Ward 3 – Banting Memorial High School gym.

Ward 4 – Nottawasaga Centre Ice Sportsplex, upstairs area centre ice.

Ward 5 – Nottawasaga Inn, meeting room 10.

Ward 6 – Tecumseth Beeton Elementary School gym.

Ward 7 – Tottenham Public School general purpose room.

Ward 8 – Tottenham Fitness & Community Centre gym.

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