By­elec­tion for Spa­niard's Bay

The Compass - - NEWS -

The Town of Spa­niard’s Bay is look­ing to fill a va­cancy on its coun­cil fol­low­ing the res­ig­na­tion of Calvin Nose­wor­thy.

Coun­cil re­cently sched­uled a by­elec­tion for Nov. 2, with the dead­line for nom­i­na­tions on Oct. 12.

The va­cancy was cre­ated fol­low­ing Nose­wor­thy’s res­ig­na­tion in Au­gust.

“ He went to work in Al­berta, felt he couldn’t ful­fill his du­ties, so he de­cided to step down,” said Mayor John Drover.

“ He was a good councillor, but his work took him away from the town. I re­spect him that he fig­ured he couldn’t do jus­tice to the job the peo­ple elected him for.”

This was Nose­wor­thy’s first term on coun­cil, hav­ing won a seat in the 2009 elec­tion.

Other mem­bers of coun­cil in­clude depty mayor Tony Men­chions, and coun­cil­lors Eric Jewer, Brenda Sey­mour, Wayne Smith, and Sheri Collins.

Drover en­cour­aged younger cit­i­zens to step for­ward and put their names on the bal­lot. He said there are many ex­cit­ing de­vel­op­ments on the hori­zon, and sug­gested that the time has never been bet­ter to serve on coun­cil and help shape the fu­ture.

“ We are a grow­ing com­mu­nity, and young peo­ple are the fu­ture,” he stated.

Nom­i­na­tions will be ac­cepted from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. at the coun­cil of­fice on Oct. 12.

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