Ken Chyz tosses hat into Council election for another term

Sitting Yorkton Councillor Ken Chyz has declared he will seek another term

“I was first elected to Yorkton City Council in October 2016. There are some projects that I feel need to be addressed or completed and for that reason I have decided to seek another term on Yorkton city council,” he stated in a release Thusday.

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“Part of my decision to seek a second term was based on the overwhelming number of Yorkton residents that have approached me and asked me to run for city council one more time.

“I take great pride in representing our great community and will continue to take a stand on what our taxpayers would to see happen.”

 In the release Chyz also detailed where he stands on some key issues

  • In these times of uncertainty, we must look at keeping costs down for our taxpayers. If I am elected for another term, I will propose a 0% tax increase for at least one year. After that, depending on the economy we may have to continue that trend at least until we know the effects that Covid-19 has on our community.
  • I feel that too many of our taxpayer’s dollars were spent unnecessarily. In my first term on council there were two roundabouts built. Although a roundabout is nice to have, the cost to build them as opposed to continuing with the four way stops (that were in place before) cost our taxpayers an exorbitant amount of extra money. In my opinion that is money that we did not need to spend. Until we find out the actual effects of Covid-19 we need to take a long hard look at where our tax dollars should be spent and not go overboard with unnecessary frills.
  • When I was elected in 2016, I said that I would always be approachable and for that reason I opened an office with regular business hours so that if any Yorkton citizens had questions and/or concerns they could come and see me. As long as I am on council, I will continue to keep my office open and make myself available to all Yorkton residents.
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