Byelection scheduled for Dec. 6 to fill vacancy
He singled out current council members and town staff for the work they have done during his tenure as mayor, saying veteran councillors Bill Seymour and Gerald Greenland were influencial.
Littlejohn also mentioned former council member Dennis Brown and longtime mayorwilbur Sparkes, and former town manager Ed Fradsham.
“They took me under their wing, taught me the ropes and taught me the right and the wrong way of going about things,” he said.
When he tried to thank town clerk Shirley Hawe, Littlejohn had trouble speaking through the tears threatening to fall down his cheeks.
“We’ve grown together and we’ve figured it out,” he said, turning his head to the right. “Without Shirley, I don’t know where I would’ve been to when I sat in this chair.”
Littlejohn finished his thank-yous with the people of his town in mind.
“I want to thank the people of Bay Roberts for their support,” he said. “We are nothing without them.”
New mayor, deputy mayor
In a ceremony involving former mayor Eric Dawe, Littlejohn handed over his chain of office to his successor, Philip Wood.
Wood commended Littlejohn for the passion he showed for the town and the people of Bay Roberts and wished him “extremely good luck” in his new position as Port de Grave MHA.
“There is no doubt there is nobody who can say Glenn did not have a passion for Bay Roberts,” said Wood.
With Wood moving to the mayor’s chair, a vacancy needed to be filled in the deputy mayor’s spot.
Council voted unanimously that longtime Shearstown councillor Bill Seymour take over duties as deputy mayor.
The Bay Roberts council is now one councillor short due to Seymour’s movement up the ladder.
A byelection has been called to fill that spot for Dec. 6 of this year.
The Bay Roberts town council has appointed former deputy mayor Philip Wood (right, standing) to the mayor’s chair following the resignation of former mayor and newly elected MHA Glenn Littlejohn (middle, standing). Also shown here are newly appointed deputy mayor Bill Seymour (left) and former mayor Eric Dawe (seated).