Cumby, Smith win seats in by­elec­tion

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

Fred Cumby and Pa­tri­cia Smith are the new­est faces on the Heart’s Con­tent town coun­cil.

Cumby gar­nered 101 votes dur­ing the June 7 by­elec­tion, while Smith re­ceived the sup­port of 85 vot­ers.

They were among the six can­di­dates in the run­ning to fill the two va­cant seats on coun­cil. The un­suc­cess­ful can­di­dates were Ted Hef­ford (82), Glo­ria Ped­dle (57), Mar­i­lyn Mas­ters (11), and Pauline Mas­ters (nine).

Some 185 of the 320 el­i­gi­ble vot­ers cast bal­lots, re­sult­ing in a 59.2 per cent voter turnout.

“Ev­ery­thing went well, and we’re pleased,” said town clerk Alice Cumby.

The two seats were de­clared va­cant when coun­cilors Ken Ge­orge and Jean Boland re­signed be­cause of work-and health-re­lated rea­sons.

The newly elected coun­cilors were sched­uled to be sworn in at the reg­u­lar coun­cil meet­ing on June 8.

The other mem­bers of coun­cil are Mayor Don Blun­don, deputy mayor Art Cumby, and coun­cil­lors Glenda His­cock, Fred Driscoll and Tol­son Ren­dell.

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