Former councillor enters race

Robin Lemay has been a Bentley resident for 18 years and served three consecutive three-year terms on council from 2001-2010

Robin Lemay

Robin Lemay

Robin Lemay has been a Bentley resident for 18 years and served three consecutive three-year terms on council from 2001-2010, part of that time serving as the deputy mayor, so she well understands the workings of town council.

Three of the issues she considers to be very important for Bentley at this time are development, waste disposal, and the unfinished Highway No.12 bypass.

Development: “I have always considered that encouraging and attracting residential development and new business is crucial for Bentley’s sustainability. It will be a very high priority for me,” Lemay stated.

Solid waste/garbage-household and construction: “I still believe we need to find a viable alternative to waste being buried in the earth,” says Lemay.

While a town councillor she served on the Lacombe Regional Solid Waste Authority and was involved in all of the Plasco Energy Group meetings when a plant in Red Deer that could convert garbage into a syngas to fuel generators to create electricity was being considered.

She was the town representative on the local library board and the Parkland Regional Library board while in office and still sits on the library board as an interested citizen.

Highway 12 bypass south of Bentley: Lemay says, “I think we need to continue to lobby Alberta Transportation to complete the bypass road. The large vehicular traffic transporting a variety of equipment and materials, hazardous goods and otherwise, needs to be diverted around our town centre. There are many serious potential dangers to the community with this traffic on residential and business streets.”

Lemay continues, “I have a wonderful grown up family and enjoy golf, bridge and travel.

I consider myself to be very approachable and am always interested in hearing the concerns of Bentley residents.

I would welcome your support in the coming 2013 civic election.”