Port aux Basques mayor re­signs

Deputy Mayor Todd Strick­land ac­cepts chain of of­fice

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - FRONT PAGE - BY ROSALYN ROY

Cit­ing per­sonal rea­sons, Mayor Lloyd Mushrow ten­dered his let­ter of res­ig­na­tion to the Chan­nel-Port-aux-Basques Town Coun­cil on Thurs­day night, March 9.

Mushrow has been on a leave of ab­sence for sev­eral months.

Coun­cil im­me­di­ately in­tro­duced and adopted a res­o­lu­tion to have Todd Strick­land be­come mayor.

Coun­cil­lors Jerome Bat­tiste and Justin Black­ler were then nom­i­nated for the po­si­tion of deputy mayor, with Black­ler de­clared the win­ner af­ter a se­cret bal­lot among coun­cil­lors.

Coun­cil also de­cided they would not be call­ing a by-elec­tion to fill the po­si­tion left va­cant by Mushrow.

Mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions are be­ing held across the prov­ince this fall and the Port aux Basques coun­cil will be back to full strength then.

Todd Strick­land (front, cen­tre) now wears the chain of of­fice as Mayor of Chan­nel- Port aux Basques. One of his first du­ties as mayor on March 9 was to sign a procla­ma­tion declar­ing March 24 as Pur­ple Day, a day to raise aware­ness about epilepsy. Other mem­bers of coun­cil are Char­lene Black­more, Justin Black­ler, Jerome Bat­tiste, An­gela Chaulk and Bruce Bur­ton.

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