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“I’m firmly on the fence,” announced Councillor Eckhard Zeidler.

“I’ve got some business interests and I am going to see how that goes and whether that leaves me the kind of time that I feel I need to serve the community properly as councillor.”

Councillor Ralph Forysth echoed those comments and the time commitment council requires.

“I have decided to take a good deal of time off this summer to spend time with my family and reflect on what I’ve been able to accomplish, and what I might be able to accomplish in the future, and to hear from the community what they think,” said Forsyth.

“My family is 100 per cent supportive of my role on council, but it does require a lot of time away from my wife and young boys. I will soon begin meeting with some close friends and supporters on what kind of support I might enjoy, and how I might best serve the comment.”

Councillor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden also said she is undecided on her future plans, but said she expects to announce her decision in the next few weeks.

Both Councillors Tim Wake and Gordon McKeever said firmly this week that they did not want make any statements yet about whether they’ll run for council again.

“I’d rather not be listed as undecided. I am just not ready to tell you yet,” said McKeever.

Wake added he would answer the question in September when the nomination period roles around between September 30 and October 10.

Former two-term council Ted Milner also confirmed rumours this week that he is “heavily considering” running for the position of councillor in November.

“My background is finance, investment banking and capital projects,” said Milner.

“That is what I do and that is why I have been taking a look at this, because I think I can help. We are in a period of a lot of capital projects and a lot of decisions seem to be made in isolation. We need to look at the big picture, not only the Olympics but afterwards.”

He added: “I have been talking to people to see if I’ve got support, and that is why there are some rumours. I’ll make my final decision shortly, but I am really taking a hard look.”

Shannon Story, chief election officer for the 2008 local elections, will give a presentation on the election at next council meeting, July 7.  

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