After five and a half years on the District of Elkford’s city council, Joseph Zarowny said he hopes that the relationships he’s established with the community will contribute to the municipal elections, and hopefully allow for his own re-election.
“I thought I did pretty good in the five and a half years I’ve been on here,” Zarowny said.
With several jobs that Zarowny hopes to continue to pursue, and a few new tasks at hand, the councillor is eager to be re-elected for the 2014 municipal elections.
If appointed councillor for the District of Elkford, Zarowny plans to continue on in his efforts to offer more housing and care for senior citizens.
But he admits that without a non-profit organization, funding for senior projects is challenging.
“We don’t have a non-profit organization that could do that, and without that it’s pretty hard to get grants,” he said. “I can keep working away at it.”
Zarowny also said he hopes to continue to work on the deer issue in the District of Elkford, and plans to persuade the province to allow the District to transfer deer to areas where they are needed, as part of a pilot project.
Zarowny said deer are often found wandering in public areas as a result of human/wildlife conflict, and that this is an issue the District of Elkford has been dealing with for some time now.
“We’re working diligently to make sure people secure their garbage so that deer find nothing to eat in town,” Zarowny noted adding that they are also working on getting the public to properly fence their gardens.