Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 9 a.m.
Jamie Laurin seeks fourth term on council
Jamie Laurin wants another term on Russell Township council so he can
keep working on several of his personal goals for the municipality.
“I still believe in the work that we’re doing,” said Laurin, “and I still believe there’s work to be done.”
Laurin has served three terms on council since he was first elected 12 years ago. One goal he has for a fourth term is seeing work start on construction of a recreation complex for the municipality.
“I’d like to see us break ground on the recreation complex,” he said, adding that there are also municipal ball fields and other sports grounds that need rebuilding. “Almost all of our recreation facilities are aging.
The township has the Sports Dome thanks to lobbying efforts and joint fundraising support from the Russell Kinsmen Club. The township has also acquired about 40 acres of additional land adjacent to the municipal site of the Sports Dome. Laurin sees this as an opportunity.
“There’s plenty of room now for additional recreation facilities,” he said, adding that a recreation complex next door would complement the Sports Dome and also promote more economic growth.