Dean McKerracher Q & A

District of Elkford: McKerracher, Dean - Mayoral Candidate. McKerracher addresses the need for a downtown core in Elkford.

  • Nov. 9, 2014 5:00 a.m.
Dean McKerracher is running for mayor in the District of Elkford.

Dean McKerracher is running for mayor in the District of Elkford.

Q: How would you support the development of a vibrant downtown core in Elkford?

A: In the past we have had a development/revitalization bylaw for the downtown core which offered certain tax incentives and relaxed taxation for certain time periods. That bylaw is now out-dated. We could review and update and reactivate that bylaw as part of an incentive plan for new and old development. The re-branding of Elkford is a part of the district’s plan to attract new residents as well as new business to town. The review and redevelopment of our building bylaws, as well as adding a manager of planning and development will streamline the complete process for building and  assist homeowners as well as developers to make it easier to build in Elkford. We will continue with our beautification program as well do some repaving of our main streets.