No rest for new Ogden council
Ogden has elected an almost entirely new council, with the exception of former councillor Michael Sudlow who is now the town’s new mayor. “I’m very happy with the people elected; almost all of the candidates who were supporting me won. I think we have a good group who are very representative of the population in Ogden. They come from different corners of the municipality and from different backgrounds, which is ideal for a council,” commented the new mayor. “It’s good that at least someone is back from the old council, someone familiar with the files. I met with the Director General this morning and it was just like old times,” he added.
The Ogden council will be right to work, dealing with the problem of the unsafe culvert on the Cedarville Road. The old council actually had to meet during the election campaign to discuss the issue. An engineering firm is now studying the amount of water that needs to be handled in that location and will then present a permanent solution to the town. A temporary solution may also have to be considered given the importance of that route. “The road will not be staying closed for months, that’s for sure,” said Mr. Sudlow. “At first we thought it could just be closed to heavy traffic but the engineers said it could collapse at any time.”
Ogden Director General Vickie Comeau is seen here getting ready to count the ballots on Sunday evening with two co-workers.