CALVIN POL WILL RE­PLACE AMAN­DA SIMARD

Le Reflet (The News) - - ACTUALITES • NEWS - - Gregg Cham­ber­lain

Aman­da Simard, the new MPP elec­ted for Glen­gar­ry-Pres­cott-Rus­sell, joi­ned the rest of the new Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tive go­vern­ment of On­ta­rio, June 19 in To­ron­to, for the par­ty’s first clo­sed-door cau­cus ses­sion, five days af­ter the pro­vin­cial elec­tion.

Simard is still tech­ni­cal­ly a mem­ber of Rus­sell Town­ship coun­cil. Du­ring the June 25 special ses­sion of coun­cil ses­sion the main item for dis­cus­sion concer­ned fin­ding her re­pla­ce­ment.

Coun­cil could not de­clare her seat va­cant un­til the of­fi­cial no­tice ap­pea­red in the pro­vin­cial le­gis­la­ture ga­zette an­noun­cing her ap­point­ment as an MPP. That hap­pe­ned over the June 23 wee­kend, af­ter which her po­si­tion on town­ship coun­cil be­came of­fi­cial­ly va­cant as of Mon­day.

Mayor Pierre Le­roux had ap­proa­ched Calvin Pol, who sits on the town­ship’s ad­vi­so­ry plan­ning board, about re­pla­cing Simard as an in­ter­im coun­cil­lor. Le­roux in­di­ca­ted that Pol was willing and no­ted that he sat as an in­ter­im coun­cil­lor in 2014, to re­place Craig Cul­len who had re­si­gned from coun­cil, then, to be­come the town­ship pu­blic works di­rec­tor.

Ad­mi­nis­tra­tion will now pre­pare the re­so­lu­tion for ap­poin­ting Pol as in­ter­im coun­cil­lor for ap­pro­val du­ring the Ju­ly 5 special ses­sion of coun­cil, which will pre­cede the an­nual sum­mer re­cess for coun­cil.

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Calvin Pol, membre du co­mi­té de planification consul­ta­tif de la Mu­ni­ci­pa­li­té de Rus­sell, rem­pla­ce­ra Aman­da Simard à titre de conseiller in­té­ri­maire.

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