Hant’s Harbour council looks to fill vacancy
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