It was a packed house at the Port Dover Community Centre. Candidates running for Ward 6 debated issues ranging from the Misner’s Dam, retail pot, water bills and much more. When it came to Misner’s Dam, everyone was in support of fixing it, including Adam Veri, who has long advocated for fixes at the structure.
But he believes the county needs to do more than repair the dam.
Gary Muntz blames the dam not being fixed squarely on Norfolk County Staff and council. He says if they do not move fast then the chances of it getting fixed will get slimmer and slimmer.
Meanwhile, another issue candidates were tasked to address — the firing of longtime volunteer firefighter Gary Spragg. Doug Long said it’s a situation that’s left the top volunteers in the community wondering if they’ll be next on the chopping block.
That noise you heard in the background was an air horn that went off to indicate Long was out of time. While that went off, other candidates were sounding their alarms especially regarding CAO David Cribbs and the firing itself. Jeff Miller says if it were his way, Spragg would be back at the fire hall now.
Ward 6 candidates also addressed the sale of marijuana at retail stores in the County.
That was how Rick Misner opened up the conversation. Misner said the legalization of weed wouldn’t likely get him back smoking it but said council needs to lighten up on their stance before they steer business away.
Amy Martin spent a lot of the night trying to advocate for better future in Norfolk, with candidates working together to be a progressive voice for the county. But when it comes to retail Marijuana, her message was loud and clear.
Incumbent John Wells was in attendance for the opening statements but went home shortly after as he was not feeling well. You can watch the entire meeting by going to Folkin’ Votes facebook page.