Julian Fell is seeking re-election for another term as Regional District of Nanaimo director for Arrowsmith (Area F).
“As director I continue to be outspoken about the land use issues that conflict with our preferred rural lifestyle,” Fell said in a news release. “I support policy that is useful and oppose that which I consider unnecessary.”
“Although regional district directors can only vote in those local government functions that the provincial laws allow, representation can be useful and effective with experience and knowledge,” the release continued. “A respectful and co-operative relationship with other regional directors is essential and has existed at the RDN Board this last term. This teamwork takes time to develop.”
Fell said there are a number projects ongoing or at start-up stage and he said he wants to see these through.
“This includes a community centre development project in Meadowood; water service upgrades in Whiskey Creek; a re-purposing of French Creek School properties and a master village plan for Coombs, to increase safety and widen the scope to include recreational, historical and cultural elements, is being discussed with stakeholders. A regional trail connecting Coombs to Parksville and French Creek is already in development. A complex of trails leading to the Errington Elementary School has been started. I am seeking basic funding for Arrowsmith Search and Rescue to match that of SAR units in neighbouring areas.”