THREE AC­CLAIMED MAY­ORS IN SDG

Seaway News - - News - SHAWNA O’NEILL shawna.oneill@tc.tc

NG, SG and NS wel­comed new May­ors this week, as the nom­i­na­tion pe­riod for mu­nic­i­pal coun­cils in the re­gion ended on Fri­day, July 27.

Jamie Macdon­ald of North Glen­garry, Frank Prevost of South Glen­garry and Jim Wert of North Stor­mont ran for the po­si­tion of Mayor un­op­posed in their rid­ings. Each Mayor con­sid­ered it an hon­our to run un­op­posed. “Well of course it’s nice to be ac­claimed and not have to run in an elec­tion,” said Macdon­ald. “I feel good that I’ve been ac­claimed. I think they have faith in me to do the job.”

Macdon­ald will be work­ing with the up­per tiers of gov­ern­ments on two cur­rent, ma­jor devel­op­ment projects in North Glen­garry: the wa­ter project in Maxville and sewage project in Alexan­dria.

“I have to have a coun­cil that wants to go in the same di­rec­tion,” said Macdon­ald. “Not al­ways agree, but work to­gether.”

Prevost feels trusted and re­spected by res­i­dents hav­ing been ac­claimed. He is ex­cited to bring new changes to South Glen­garry. “De­pend­ing on the coun­cil­lors com­ing in in Oc­to­ber, I want to bring cus­tomer ser­vice back, from the town­ship of­fice to res­i­dents,” said Prevost.

Mayor Jim Wert didn’t an­tic­i­pate his win. He said he has a lot of re­spect for his of­fice and will do the best work he can for his com­mu­nity. “I felt we re­ally needed to ex­tend the nat­u­ral gas from the west end to the east end (of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity),” said Wert. “Finch has it and Roxbor­ough does not. It would be great if we had equal ac­cess to that, es­pe­cially where hy­dro prices are go­ing.” Wert is also hoping to up­grade in­ter­net qual­ity in his rid­ing. “There’s a very strong coun­cil go­ing to come out of this elec­tion, and I’m hope that we work as a team on these projects,” said Wert. The up­com­ing Mu­nic­i­pal Elec­tion will take place on Oct. 22. FOR THE REST OF THIS STORY…PLUS AD­DI­TIONAL SN COV­ER­AGE GO TO WWW.CORNWALLSEAWAYNEWS.COM.

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