Puslinch Township to buy ad in military service recognition book

Puslinch council plans to spend $492 for a quarter-page full colour advertisement in a Royal Canadian Legion military service recognition book.

At a previous council session, councillor Wayne Stokley asked for more information before council decided whether or not to agree to the purchase.

Director of finance/treasurer Mary Hasan explained various options were reviewed to finance the advertisement.

“In our report we recommended a quarter-page full colour ad,” said Hasan.

“We recommend it be funded through our administration advertising account.”

She explained the township is likely to be under budget this year so it was decided this would be a good account for the money to come from.

“And council can determine what type of advertisement they want to appear.”

Councillor Susan Fielding asked for clarification on “type of advertisement.”

Hasan said the township would need to submit its materials by July 1, 2015.

“There’s lots of time,” added Mayor Dennis Lever.

He noted one suggestion within Hasan’s report was using a photo of council.

“My feeling would be that a thank you note with the Puslinch crest might be more appropriate,” said Lever.

He explained the idea behind the book is recognition for the military.

Councillor Wayne Stokley agreed with the mayor.

Stokley then quipped, “besides we’re not that photogenic.”

CAO Karen Landry suggested staff would draft an advertisement for council to review.