Clarenville swears in new coun­cil

The Packet (Clarenville) - - FRONT PAGE - BY JONATHAN PAR­SONS THE PACKET jonathan.par­sons@thep­acket.ca Twit­ter: @je­j­par­sons

CLARENVILLE, N.L. — Last week, the Town of Clarenville swore in its new coun­cil at a spe­cial cer­e­mony at the Eastlink Events Cen­tre (EEC).

Mayor Frazer Rus­sell and coun­cil­lors Bill Bai­ley, Rod Ni­choll,

Smith, and Paul Til­ley all took the oath be­fore a crowd of spec­ta­tors in the the­atre.

and Til­ley are all re­turn­ing to coun­cil from last term, Ni­choll, Par­rott and Pick­ett are new coun­cil­lors.

Lloyd Par­rott is a first time coun­cil­lor who chose to come for­ward be­cause he looks for­ward to im­prov­ing the com­mu­nity in which he’s set­tled his fam­ily. They moved to Clarenville in 2011.

all over Canada, with my mil­i­tary ex­pe­ri­ence, and … we thought there was some­thing we could add to this com­mu­nity,” Par­rott told The Packet.

He says the coun­cil is ed­u­cated and ex­pe­ri­enced with an op­por­tu­nity to fur­ther help the town.

As for Ni­choll and Pick­ett, while they are new coun­cil­lors this go-around, they both have prior ex­pe­ri­ence at the ta­ble as mem­bers of coun­cil.

Ni­choll says he was happy to get back to work­ing on be­half of res­i­dents to im­prove their qual­ity of life.

“The pre­vi­ous coun­cil has been very suc­cess­ful,” says Ni­choll, “The big thing right now is get­ting up to scratch on what we need to do and where coun­cil is at this mo­ment.”

Pick­ett told The Packet he de­cided to be­come in­volved again be­cause he has a pas­sion for giv­ing back. He re­tired this year af­ter work­ing in the pub­lic ser­vice for 43 years.

“I love coun­cil work and what they do for the com­mu­nity. I look for­ward now to work­ing with the rest of coun­cil … to make Clarenville a great spot to live.”

For more pho­tos from the event, go to www.thep­acket.ca.

JONATHAN PAR­SONS PHOTO

The new Clarenville coun­cil. From left to right, John Pick­ett, Rod Ni­choll, Lloyd Par­rott, Mayor Frazer Rus­sell, He­ber Smith, Bill Bai­ley, Paul Til­ley, and Terra Nova MHA Colin Hol­loway.

JONATHAN PAR­SONS PHOTO

New coun­cil­lor Rod Ni­choll signs the doc­u­ments to be­come join coun­cil once again.

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