Bill Robertson has officially announced his intention to run again for the Mayor of Okotoks.

Robertson has been the Mayor of Okotoks for two terms totalling 7 years, and sat on council 15 years previous.

Robertson says he's hoping electors will once again give him the privilege of heading the team of councillors in town.

"I hope to lead the team, we need to get water pipeline funding, it's huge for us moving forward, we need a pipeline from Calgary," he says. "They've agreed to sell us the bulk water, we need funding to get that pipeline in place. We need to get the successful start up of the annexed lands, once we get the water, growth will be accelerated and we need to do that properly. Also the Cultural Master Plan, planning for a Performing Arts Centre, that work is just beginning. And of course Champion Park, we need to get that up and running."

Robertson adds improving and adding recreation facilities in Okotoks is also a major part of his platform.

"With recreation there will be needs for more arenas, swimming pools, ball diamonds, soccer pitches, and we need a south side off leash dog park somewhere."

He shares over the past four years as Mayor, himself, council and administration have accomplished many positive things for Okotoks.

This includes; the On-It pilot, the opening of the Crescent Point Regional Fieldhouse, upgrades to the Spray Park, the Wylie Park pathway, upgrades to Veterans Way, and the successful annexation of 33 quarter sections of land.

The Municipal Election goes Oct. 16.

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