Hant’s Har­bour coun­cil looks to fill va­cancy

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - BY AN­DREW ROBIN­SON

The Town of Hant’s Har­bour is look­ing for a new mem­ber to fill a va­cant seat on its mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil.

The va­cancy on the seven-per­son coun­cil was cre­ated fol­low­ing the de­par­ture of Terry Tuck.

Nom­i­na­tions for a by-elec­tion were due by Nov. 2. The chances of mul­ti­ple can­di­dates step­ping for­ward would ap­pear to be strong if the pre­vi­ous mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion in Hant’s Har­bour was any in­di­ca­tion. That elec­tion fea­tured 12 can­di­dates vy­ing for the seven seats on coun­cil.

“I would rather see an elec­tion than see some­one go in by ac­cla­ma­tion,” said Eric Tuck, the deputy mayor. “I would like to see a good turnout for nom­i­na­tions on Nov. 2.”

If mul­ti­ple can­di­dates do come for­ward, a by­elec­tion will be held Nov. 23, with vot­ing tak­ing place at the town hall.

Who­ever fills the coun­cil va­cancy in Hant’s Har­bour will get to help the town grap­ple with in­fra­struc­ture is­sues.

“ We have a town hall that is in a pretty di­lap­i­dated con­di­tion,” said Tuck. “ The roof is leak­ing, and it’s in a state of dis­re­pair. We’re try­ing to get some fund­ing to do some work on that.”

Pop­u­la­tion (2006) — 401 At­trac­tions — Wil­low Tree Mu­seum; Hant’s Har­bour Light­house Mem­bers of coun­cil — Mayor Don Green; Deputy Mayor Eric Tuck, and coun­cil­lors Al­lan Ash, Terry Ash, Rhoda Bai­ley and Judy King

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