Coun­cil­lors take oath in Burin

Town thanks out-go­ing coun­cil mem­bers for work

The Southern Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - BY COLIN FAR­RELL THE SOUTH­ERN GAZETTE

BURIN, NL – Burin mayor Kevin Lun­dri­gan was sworn in dur­ing a reg­u­lar meet­ing held Tues­day, Oct. 3.

Lun­dri­gan was re-elected mayor dur­ing the mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions last month, beat­ing out chal­lenger Shane Foote with 497 votes to 272.

Mem­bers re­turned by ac­cla­ma­tion were also sworn in dur­ing the meet­ing. New to the cham­ber is Mar­cus Evans, fill­ing the chair left va­cant by April Pitcher, who chose not to seek re-elec­tion after serv­ing two terms on coun­cil.

Lun­dri­gan thanked Pitcher for her ser­vice to the Town of Burin and wished her well in the fu­ture.

“I’d like to rec­og­nize Coun. Pitcher for her ded­i­ca­tion to the town over the past eight years,” said the mayor. “It’s been a stel­lar per­for­mance through­out – she was al­ways here to do any­thing any coun­cil­lor re­quested of her, and a lot of times she did things above and beyond what was re­quired as a coun­cil­lor.”

Coun­cil also pre­sented Pitcher with a gift of ap­pre­ci­a­tion on be­half of coun­cil and the peo­ple of Burin.

Dur­ing the meet­ing coun­cil also asked for nom­i­na­tions for deputy mayor. Coun­cil­lor Everett Far­well nom­i­nated pre­vi­ous deputy mayor Howard Lun­dri­gan, who was ap­pointed to the po­si­tion.

COLIN FAR­RELL/ THE SOUTH­ERN GAZETTE

Mayor Kevin Lun­dri­gan get­ting sworn in.

COLIN FAR­RELL/ THE SOUTH­ERN GAZETTE

Mayor Kevin Lun­dri­gan was sworn in durn­ing a reg­u­lar coun­cil in Burin.

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