Mino will not seek an­other term on KL coun­cil

Northern News (Kirkland Lake) - - FRONT PAGE - BRAD SHERRATT

KIRK­LAND LAKE - Af­ter 29 years in po­lit­i­cal of­fice Kirk­land Lake Coun­cil­lor Norm Mino has de­cided to re­tire. Near the end of Tues­day’s reg­u­lar meet­ing of Town Coun­cil that he will not seek re-elec­tion.

Mino made the an­nounce­ment dur­ing this past Tues­day;s coun­cil meet­ing.

In his ad­dress to coun­cil, Mino stated “Come Novem­ber 2018 I will have served the Town of Kirk­land Lake as Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil­lor for 18 years. I also served in McGarry for 11 years.”

He went on to say, “Through­out my 29 years of pub­lic of­fice (I) have bal­anced fam­ily, ca­reer and pub­lic life to the best of my abil­i­ties and I feel grate­ful that the res­i­dents have sup­ported me through five terms of coun­cil. All along my two guid­ing prin­ci­ples were to seek di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion and re­ju­ve­na­tion for Kirk­land Lake. To that I am proud of hav­ing been part in sup­port­ing TPR, an in­dus­trial park, news res­i­den­tial lots, HHN and its re­pur­pos­ing, a new pool and Civic ren­o­va­tions. I sup­ported at­tri­tion where needed and pos­si­ble, ef­fi­cien­cies with the town bud­gets, a drop in the tax rate and the re­cruit­ment of a CAO. I be­lieve I shared with the res­i­dents the de­sire to have a bet­ter place to live in North­ern On­tario. I am proud to have rep­re­sented Kirk­land Lake and wish the town con­tin­ued suc­cess. Kirk­land Lake’s rich­est re­sources is its peo­ple and I hope some of them will step for­ward and run for coun­cil.”

Speak­ing af­ter coun­cil Mino added “I think what I can say is that it is a most en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ence to sit at this ta­ble when you have the best in­ter­ests of the town in mind. Gen­er­ally speak­ing every­thing was in­ter­est­ing to me and every­thing that was de­cided was whole­heart­edly got my sup­port got my sup­port in terms of mak­ing it bet­ter for Kirk­land Lake res­i­dences.”

In re­gards to Mino’s de­ci­sion to step away from coun­cil Mayor Tony An­to­ni­azzi said “I think 29 years of ser­vices here and in McGarry speaks highly to his char­ac­ter of this gen­tle­man.”

Tom Barker a short time ago an­nounced he too will not be seek­ing re-elec­tion and again An­to­ni­azzi praised him for his ser­vice.

“He has ded­i­cated a lot of time and ef­fort to­wards the well be­ing of the com­mu­nity.”

Mino

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