Withey Sets Sights On Return To The Council Table
Former Huntsville Councilor Tim Withey has decided to re-enter municipal politics in a bid to win a seat at the Huntsville Council table as a District Councillor.
Withey, who was the councilor for Brunell Ward from 2010 until 2014, ran for mayor in 2014, and is on leave of absence from his position as a Director on the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
Withey says “The number one issue facing our community is the continued survival of our acute care hospital. I believe I have the experience and insight to make sure our hospital stays put and operates as a fully functional acute care facility with a 24/7 Emergency Department.”
Withey has also served on the Fairvern Redevelopment Committee which recently got the commitment from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to re-develop the facility.
Withey says he is opposed to the One Muskoka initiative saying he would begin the discussion of moving some of the duplicated services from the District back to the municipality that he says are costing the taxpayer a lot of money.
"There has to be some streamlining of operations to give the taxpayer more value for their tax dollar,” he said.