It was a late night for council hopefuls in Delhi. Candidates from Wards two, three, and four answered questions at the Delhi German Home. Today, we are focusing on the host Ward of Delhi.
The last question of the night had to do with Marijuana and council entering their prohibition state. Two candidates had some strong reservations with the way it was rolling out. Leslie Berta said he is in favor of weed being sold but in places like the LCBO. His concern is for the safety of our local stores if they do start selling marijuana.
Albert Guiler, on the other hand, feels the council has it right when it comes to a complete ban.
Mike Columbus said council needs to wait until more information comes from the province and Darryl Smart felt that retail marijuana is a step in the right direction. Tim Sullivan focused the brunt of his comments that night on advocating to have fluoride removed from the water in Simcoe and Delhi.
The Revitalization of Downtown Delhi was one of the subjects brought to the table. Darryl Smart said aside from businesses taking the next step and evolving their services; another critical component is looking at the zoning to avoid a particular issue that is the talk of the town.
The candidates also debated ‘red tape; in the county, and the water hook up at the local baseball diamond.