St. Pierre Mayor Raymond Maynard says there is still a lot that he would like to accomplish in the village and has decided to run for re-election.
“Helping the community is the biggest thing and trying to make our community grow, our village grow,” he says. “We're seeing a lot of progress. You may be not seeing a lot of progress and growth, but what we're seeing internally, it looks like there's going to be some significant growth happening in the next few years.”
Maynard says there is one project in particular that he wants to continue working on while he is on council.
“As the Village of St. Pierre, people don't know, we don't have fire hydrants,” he says. “So, you know, in order to have a good, protected town, I'd like to see fire hydrants in town.”
One of the challenges is that St. Pierre does not have a water plant to accommodate traditional fire hydrants.
“Normal fire hydrants go through a town water system. So, basically the way it works is there's a town water plant and then the water gets piped from hydrant to hydrant to hydrant to hydrant in one long line. We don't have water plants here, so we have wells.”
That means council will have to get creative to bring in fire hydrants.
“My thought process is that we can have fire hydrants. I call them self-sufficient fire hydrants but basically, it's a fire hydrant that has its own well and its own electrical pump and everything,” Maynard explains. “So, that way, the fire hydrant, if you have the proper pump, will always have the proper pressure for fire trucks to be able to hook up, and you don't have to have a pipe going from one fire hydrant to the other.”
Maynard notes the addition of fire hydrants would lower insurance costs for people living in St. Pierre.
Municipal elections will take place on October 26th.