Election 2014: Incumbent Langley Township Councillor Charlie Fox to run again

Township of Langley: Fox, Charlie - council candidate: Former principal has served three three-year terms on council.

  • Sep. 18, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Incumbent Langley Township Councillor Charlie Fox is seeking another term.

Langley Township Councillor Charlie Fox is seeking his fourth term on council.

He is the first of eight incumbent councillors to announce his intentions for the Nov. 15 municipal election.

“Having served for three terms and being proud of my contribution to the Township of Langley and the leadership provided, there is still work to be done. This past term I have worked with my council colleagues to rebuild confidence in our community as a place to live and do business. We have seen unprecedented growth in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors, making Langley Township a very healthy and enjoyable place to live, work and play.

“We have seen several major infrastructure partnerships result in major projects in the transportation sector, projects like the Carvolth Park and Ride, rail overpasses at the Bypass, Mufford Crescent and 232 Street, and the new Highway 1 overpass at 248 Street.”

Fox is proud of the Township’s low property tax rates, which are among the lowest tax rates in the Metro Vancouver area, based on a study completed by the District of Maple Ridge, he said.

“Fiscal and tax responsibility has been a tall order as costs escalate. I pride myself in the diligence and responsibility shown in the stewardship of your tax monies.”

He said he places a strong emphasis on public safety, stating that the “Our policing model in the Township is sound. Our fire and emergency response times are excellent and make for a safe community, one that is more liveable for our families.”

While Fox believes the Township has excellent parks and recreational facilities, he would like to see more — particularly in Aldergrove. He is committed to building a recreation complex there, one that the Township is seeking sources of funds for.

“We need to build the right facility to meet the needs of today and for generations to come. Also, we need to look at options and partnerships to see if we cannot get a fine arts performance theatre. Also, we need to continue to focus on parks and green space development in the Willoughby slope area to ensure walkable and connected community neighbourhoods.”

Addressing some of the controversies of the past two years that have come to the council table, he said ” The role of a Township councillor is to look after the best interest of the Township as a whole, not those of narrow focused interest groups. It is my commitment to listen to the citizens and move this community ahead in a positive and constructive way, making the community of Langley the most liveable in the Fraser Valley and the province. It is my hope to again serve you for the next term as we move ahead in this rapidly growing and changing community.”

Fox is a retired principal in the Langley School District and has been active in many community organizations, including the Aldergrove Rotary Club. He lives in South Langley.

More information is available at www.reelectcharliefox.ca.

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