A computer engineer says he wants to give residents more quiet time to sleep at night if he’s elected to Sturgeon County council this fall.
Robin Fuhr filed to run for Division 4 councillor in the 2021 Sturgeon County election last week.
A former carpenter and current computer engineer who lives near Morinville, Fuhr said he grew up in Sturgeon County and will bring plenty of people and business experience to the council table. He is also a volunteer driver for the St. Albert Food Bank and Community Village.
“I’ve had experience with property crime on my property,” he said, as have his neighbours, and he hopes to have council work more closely with regional governments and the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association to address crime in the county.
Fuhr said he also wants to reform the county’s community standards bylaw with more feedback from county residents, whom he suspects might not have had a chance to weigh in on it due to the pandemic. He specifically hopes to have the county’s ban on disruptive noise start at 8 p.m. instead of 11 p.m. to accommodate residents who work mornings and go to bed early.
If elected, Fuhr said he would pursue fiscal responsibility and seek to keep tax increases at or close to zero.
“I understand the cost of living and services goes up, but there’s got to be some limit put on taxes.”
Fuhr said he wants to improve communications with residents in his division, likely through a monthly newsletter, so they can have more influence on council decisions.
Sturgeon County voters go to the polls Oct. 18. Visit sturgeoncounty.ca/election for details.