George Watson Muncipal Councillor Experience You Can Trust
George Watson Councillor Experience You Can Trust

George Gets Things Done!

Wasaga Beach has experienced substantial growth and development during the four terms I served as a Councillor in 2000 to 2003, 2006 to 2014 and 2018 to 2022. Here are some of the accomplishments of Council during the years I served:

  • Constructed all 3 phases of the RecPlex including the YMCA;
  • Developed and constructed dedicated Dog, Skate Board and BMX Parks adjacent to the Rec-Plex;
  • Exercised land option to re-establish Beach Area 2 as Municipal Parkland;
  • Installed an alternative accessible path to Beach Area 2 via “Mobi” Mats;
  • Purchased an additional 100 acres adjacent to Klondike Sports Park to ensure future expansion as a multi-purpose  venue (including soccer pitches, ball diamonds, horseshoe pitches, pavilion, main building with kitchen and meeting room);
  • Recognized the need (with resultant funding) to construct a new Fire Hall for additional fire/safety supports to our growing community;
  • Developed a Community Transit System  with a Transit Link between the Wasaga, Collingwood and Blue Mountain;
  • Approved construction of a building – now the Community Health Centre – at 45th Street and Ramblewood Drive that currently offers a growing range of medical services including Life Labs, X-Ray clinic, physiotherapy and doctor clinic/offices;
  • Completed design and engineering for River Road West widening to Main St.;
  • Promoted a healthy/supportive climate to attract numerous small business start-ups throughout the community;
  • Approved construction of several Retail and Professional mini-Plazas on Mosley St. Schoonertown to Sunnidale Road;
  • Completed design, engineering and utility relocations for River Road West widening from Schoonertown to Veterans’ Way;
  • Completed plans for Sunnidale Trails Development – representing over 2000 homes;
  • Supported the opening of our own radio station – the Radio Station 97.7 “The Beach”
  • Approved the Stonebridge Commercial and Residential Development and construction of Royal Bank at east end plus Parkbridge Office Building
  • Aggressive business solicitation with success attracting Walmart, Superstore, Canadian Tire, Mark’s Work Warehouse, LCBO (45th Street). Tangible benefits included investments in town revenue coffers and many new local jobs;
  • Successful initiation and completion of Mosley St. and Main St. (3rd St. to River Rd W.) widening with sidewalks;
  • Initiated successful grant funding from upper tier government to support the Schoonertown Bridge reconstruction;
  • Continued the expansion of water and sewer servicing;
  • Voted that Wasaga Beach should be a host community for a casino/gaming facility.

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