After seventeen years as councilor, Iermieri still wants to serve

By Kevin Woodhouse
www.thesuburban.com

Longtime Cedar Park Heights district councilor Aldo Iermieri has served his Pointe Claire constituents for the last 17 years and will be seeking a fifth mandate in the upcoming November election.

Iermieri was first elected to council in a November 1997 by-election and then really was tested during the infamous Ice Storm. He truly got into the spirit of caring for your residents since Iermieri’s home was still able to produce heat during the blackout and subsequently had about 10 neighbours whose homes were dark and cold stay over.

“Even after 17 years, I still have energy and think I’m doing a good job,” Iermieri told The Suburban. “During the last election, I was acclaimed and I’ve always thanked the citizens for that.

“I want to continue to serve the citizens with the best possible services available while still keeping taxes in the city, the ones we can control at least, as low as possible,” Iermieri said,

One of the keys to his success as a councilor, Iermieri thinks, is that “you have to answer a citizen’s concern or complaint right away. My policy has been to call them back right away and then show up at their door to help with the problem. If we can’t solve it then, we bring it to council.”

Another highlight of his last 17 years in office for Iermieri was Pointe Claire’s victory in the demerger referendum that returned local control back to the city from Montreal. To ensure that victory, “we visited every house and apartment door in Pointe Claire to make sure we had the most up to date electoral list.”

Iermieri would like to focus on revitalizing the city’s two villages and believes “that the city will continue to do its part but we need the input from citizens who live in the area as well as the merchants to find out what they want their village to be in the coming years.”

“How to improve the villages is a high priority but we have already made steps towards success as we have mandated a firm to study and pinpoint Pointe Claire Village’s needs,” said the district four incumbent.

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