Jack Miller will not be seeking re-election this fall.
The three term councillor and Quinte Broadcasting sports director announced Monday on Facebook he will be stepping back to allow for new blood and new ideas to be brought forward.
He stated there have been a number of improvements in his years on Belleville Council and he is proud to have been a part of them.
“In fact Belleville didn’t own a single pool or splash pad. The city was down to its last few acres of serviced industrial land. We needed new fire stations, a police station (better late than never) a new environmental services facility. We needed to improve and extend water services to the north to keep the industrial base we had and allow for expansion,” he stated in his Facebook post.
Miller says Belleville is now poised for growth for the next generation and beyond.
He said when he was first elected in 2006, the city didn’t have the Veterans’ Memorial Bridge or the Quinte Wellness Centre.
He continued on to cite the infrastructure in the downtown area had to be replaced, and the city is already seeing the benefit of the changes that will be complete this fall.
Miller stated there have literally been many hundreds of other important issues dealt with by the three progressive councils he has had the privilege of being a part of.
He finished by saying he has a lot of people to thank and will do that soon, but for now, he thanks those who elected him as it was an honour and a privilege to serve on Belleville City Council.