SUNDRE — A local business owner running for council in the upcoming municipal election identified road repairs as well as the need to improve facilities among his top priorities.
Connie Anderson, who owns and operates Integra Tire Auto Centre, said when asked what he considers to be his primary issues, “I see things that I think need to be changed within the Town of Sundre and some things that need to be improved.”
Streets, Anderson said, are his number one concern with infrastructure such as water and wastewater coming in a close second.
“We got to upgrade some streets — they’re in bad shape in a lot of places,” he said, adding local facilities also need some work.
Not necessarily just amenities such as the Sundre Arena, but also for example the baseball diamonds north of the schools, he said.
Other items he hopes to help address if elected include working to find ways to improve snow clearing.
“There’s so many things that we can put in there,” he said in response to being asked his top priorities.
“There’s 100 other things that could go in there real easy.”
Although Anderson has not previously served on Sundre’s council, he does have past experience sitting at a similar governance table after completing one full term as a councillor in Bashaw. Part-way through his second term, he relocated to Sundre.
“I’m not green at this. I know what’s coming,” he said.
“The Town of Sundre is a big business, and it should be run more like a business than the way it is right now,” he concluded.