Peter Baird is running in the October municipal election to be the representative on the Municipality of Pictou County Council for District 8 which includes Abercrombie-Granton, Mount William, Westville Road and Alma-Greenhill.
“We have been through many obstacles over the past few months and years, many being overcome and still yet, some to be resolved,” Baird explains.
A lot of county residents may know Baird as a manager and sales person at different locations throughout Pictou County over the years. He feels this work experience will attest to his skills and attributes for the role of councillor.
“I’ve been married to my wonderful and talented wife, Linda, for over 38 years and have resided in Greenhill for 34 years. We have two adult daughters of whom we are very proud. Our oldest, April, lives and works in Beechville, NS, as a successful graphic designer. Our youngest, Jennifer, lives in rural Pictou County and works at the Aberdeen Hospital as an assistant lab tech and is also the mother of our first granddaughter, Casey.”
Over the years, Baird has been involved in the Alma Fire Department, went back to school at the Nova Scotia Community College, received the Board of Governor’s Award, and is currently active in a community club supporting local charities. “I enjoy gardening, beach combing, reading a good book, swimming, and of course, lots of family time.”
Baird says, “I believe in being fiscally conservative, keeping a close eye on our dollars at work, and making sure we get a good return on our investments. Our tax rate has been consistent over the past 20 years, and I plan to stay the course. If you reach out with a problem, I will return your call, e-mail or text. I may not have the answer you were looking for, but I will make sure that I will dig deep for an answer or get in touch with someone who can.
“We have a great opportunity to grow our district, county and province through the new Internet Project proposed by our municipal government currently in office. I fully support this initiative as it will improve our local economies and personal lives to connect all the peoples of Pictou County.”
Baird promises to be a proponent to get the Trenton Connector intersection overhauled for a safe and reliable interchange. He says there is also a need for sidewalks along Westville Road and says, “I’ll be a driving force to the completion of this project.”
He says, “I will keep you informed of any new and upcoming projects, changes to our bylaws and other pertinent information that is important to our county citizens through e-mails and newsletters.”