Mayoral candidate: Scott Attrill

Election 2014: Mayoral candidate Scott Attrill

Township of Esquimalt: Attrill, Scott - mayoral candidate

  • Nov. 6, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Bio:

Scott, 51 years of age and the owner of Floyd’s Hairstyling for Men, has been located in Esquimalt for over 20 years and currently works over 65 hours a week. Many of his clients call him Floyd, and as they are comfortable with that, so it is. Floyd, otherwise known as Scott Attrill, graduated from Esquimalt High School in 1981, ran three marathons and has always been self-employed. Scott is married with two children and has a variety of interests that include playing golf and guitar.

Plans if elected:

The current Mayor and Council have approved the Admirals Road Corridor Project that will reduce lanes in front of the base by two from Esquimalt Road and Colville Road. These reductions will create many issues of which:

1. The extension of the time it will take for the employees of CFB Esquimalt and Shipyard to get their cars of their respective work areas.

2. The re-routing of said vehicles will find their way into the residential area’s that will have the net effect of causing gridlock in the residential neighbourhoods of Esquimalt.

3. After said event occurs, it is likely that Esquimalt residents that own homes, may want to sell them due to the inconvenience of always having traffic issues around their homes.

4. Due to increased traffic issues and the inconvenience homeowners attempting to sell their homes might realize a loss in value.

5. The emergency response will be delayed if two lanes of access are removed in that area of our township. The one lane each way concept has left our emergency response on Esquimalt Road in a situation where if they have an emergency to respond to on Esquimalt Road, they have to park between the flowerpots and get out of the truck on both sides, into on coming traffic.

6. Given that two of the largest employers on the Vancouver Island exist in a one kilometre area in Esquimalt, and of this the work they are involved in is volatile in nature, you can expect the probability of an emergency and when they have emergencies, you can be sure that each situation will be extremely dangerous for the employees and residents alike. It is a requirement for the township to afford the access for emergency response and closing down two lanes in not right. Example – the Russian freighter that caught fire about 18 years ago. Three fire departments to contain the fire and the state of the emergency. Three police departments to evacuate residents and to stop others from entering into the dangerous area. All lanes of access where utilized and reduction of lanes at that time could have resulted in a completely different outcome.

7. As we might see in the near future, the department of national defence has a policy called base protect where each car is inspected for possible threats to base security. Each car takes around four minutes to clean an inspection. Without a flow lane next to the lane that cars would be backed up onto, traffic down Admirals will come to a grinding halt.

I also believe that Esquimalt citizens do not want a septic treatment plant located next to City Hall, underground, under a twelve floor building in our city core, next to a daycare, residential and commercial buildings.

Please on November 15th, plan to take some time to vote with an educated opinion on what you want for your township and vote accordingly. Elect Scott Attrill as Mayor of Esquimalt.

Website: www.mayorofesquimalt.com

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