New executive for joint council
The Conception Bay North installed its new executive.
At the council’s annual general meeting on Oct. 30 in Clarke’s Beach, Cupids councillor Doug Furey was named the chairman of the executive.
He will be following in the footsteps of Carbonear Deputy Mayor George Butt, who previously served as chairman.
Victoria councillor Frank Antle was named vicechair, while new Clarke’s Beach councillor Crystal Brett will serve as treasurer.
Clarke’s Beach town clerk Joan Wilcox will serve as secretary for the joint council.
The CBN joint council takes in town councils from Brigus to Victoria. The council is designed to tackle issues at the regional level.
Past issues on the agenda have been waste collection, water issues, increased police presence and luring additional medical professionals to the region.
The council also looked at addressing the regionalization of essential services. Things such as fire protection and first responders have been on the agenda in recent months. Often, professionals in these fields would address attending members at meetings.
The group meets on the last Thursday of every month and locations are rotated around to the various municipal buildings in the region.