Lonnie Graham first became a municipal councillor in 1996 and he’s seeking another four year term with Boissevain-Morton council.

Graham is one of eleven candidates vying for six council seats.

“The reason I would like to get back for another term is to finish projects we’ve already got started. There’s the decommissioning of the old landfill site that is still ongoing and the new lagoon project. The lagoon project is a big investment for the community.”

A number of people have been voicing concern over taxes and Graham says that is something the existing council is already working on.

“The taxation isn’t fair for the higher end homes and we hope to have that straightened out for next year. You are assessed too much on your higher end houses and you pay more on your taxes than you should be and we’d like the lower end homes to balance that out a bit. The higher end homes will still pay more in taxes but we are trying to level the playing field for high end and low end houses.”

This time around Boissevain-Morton is one ward at large and Lonnie Graham is okay with that move. “We have to forget that urban-rural thing and we have to look at it as one community. I think the rural area will be looked after because there will be enough people on council who know what is going on in the rural area.”

Graham is pleased to see the level of interest with so many people running in the October 24th election.

“Over the past four years this council has worked great together and we are heading in the right direction. We are lowering our debt and the only way you can lower debt is through taxation unless you want to cut services to the community you aren’t going to lower taxes.”

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