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Peter Franzen files for Councillor at Large

by Ben Clarke

Peter Franzen wants one more kick at the can.

The former Galway-Cavendish and Harvey Councillor has announced his intentions to run for Councillor at Large for the Municipality of Trent Lakes.

Franzen has 10 years experience as a Councillor, first with Galway-Cavendish and then with Galway-Cavendish and Harvey. He ran for Deputy Reeve in the Municipality of Trent Lakes last election but was defeated by Ron Windover.

Originally from Kinmount, Franzen now calls Bobcaygeon home where he has been a self-employed stonemason for 40 years.

“I think I have quite a bit to offer the Municipality,” said Franzen after submitting his candidacy papers.

“I am not particularly pleased with some of the decisions made by this Council.

“I think Council needs to go back to basics and become more fiscally responsible.”

If elected, not only does Franzen want to clean up the municipal budget but he also has other outstanding issues including quarries and the environment, which he intends to deal with.

“It has always been a focus,” said Franzen.

“It’s one of the only things we have to sell in this area.”

Franzen is no stranger to volunteering his time in the community, as he is the past-president of the Buckhorn Tourist Association and as vice-president of the Kawartha Conservation Authority. He also sat on the Haliburton Health Services Board.

While preparations are already in the works, Franzen plans to hit the campaign trail head-on in August where he will be attending several meeting and talking to residents about the issues surrounding the Municipality.

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