Lewis­porte coun­cil sworn in

Fresh faces on newly elected Lewis­porte Town Coun­cil

The Pilot - - Front Page - BY CLARENCE NGOH

LEWIS­PORTE, NL – The swear­ing- in cer­e­mony of Lewis­porte’s new coun­cil took place in a packed town hall cham­bers on Oct. 2.

Empty seats at the coun­cil ta­ble were grad­u­ally filled after each coun­cil mem­ber took the oath of of­fice.

Out­go­ing mayor Brian Sce­viour re­marked how fast time passed dur­ing his term.

“I was think­ing to­day it was 20 years ago that you (newly elected mayor Betty Clarke) fin- ished your term as mayor. I had 20 years in coun­cil, and you are start­ing again.

“For the next 20 years,” he quipped.

Sce­viour ended his speech with a hint of cau­tion and as­sis­tance to the new coun­cil.

“For the new coun­cil­lors, live up to all your cam­paign prom­ises,” he said. “If you need any­thing to help you, feel free to ask be­cause I know that ev­ery­body is here to do their best for the Town of Lewis­porte.”

Clarke ex­pressed her grat­i­tude to the res­i­dents of Lewis­porte for their trust and con­fi­dence.

With close to 60 per cent voter turnout for Lewis­porte’s mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion, Clarke said it “con­firmed the mea­sure of in­ter­est in our town. And to­gether we will at­tain suc­cess.”

After a few re­marks from the new coun­cil­lors, Clarke headed straight to deal­ing with busi­ness items.

“Now, let’s get to work.”

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The new Lewis­porte Town Coun­cil (front, from left) Deputy Mayor Krista Freake, Mayor Betty Clarke; (back) Coun­cil­lors Calvin Smart, Brian Hooper, Ken­neth Tucker, Stephen Hol­lett and Perry Pond.

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Out­go­ing Lewis­porte mayor Brian Sce­viour served on Lewis­porte Town Coun­cil in var­i­ous ca­pac­i­ties for the last 20 years.

CLARENCE NGOH/THE PILOT

In­com­ing Lewis­porte Mayor Betty Clarke ad­dressed coun­cil and the pub­lic at the swear­ing-in cer­e­mony on Oct. 2.

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