Back up and run­ning

The Central Voice - - Front Page - BY ADAM RAN­DELL Adam.ran­[email protected]­cen­tralvoice.ca

North­ern Arm once again has a town coun­cil

Michael Trem­blett, North­ern Arm’s lone coun­cil­lor, isn’t by him­self any­more.

Four can­di­dates – Glen Dawe, Imelda Norman, Robert Norman, and Ger­ald Sce­viour – who were nom­i­nated on Oct. 30 for a pos­si­ble by-elec­tion — have been ac­claimed. Three of the four were sworn in dur­ing the new coun­cil’s first meet­ing Nov. 6.

The call for nom­i­na­tions went out when of North­ern Arm Mayor Lloyd Hunter re­signed Sept. 22, and five other coun­cilors fol­lowed suit days later, al­leg­ing a “toxic” work en­vi­ron­ment within coun­cil.

Trem­blett, who is now the mayor, was the only one to stay on coun­cil.

While he didn’t plan on lead­ing the group, Trem­blett said he was asked to take on the role by the new mem­bers. The first meet­ing was about get­ting coun­cil sworn in and bring­ing the coun­cil­lors up to speed on their du­ties.

“The next thing is to set up a reg­u­lar sched­ule for meet­ings and so forth,” he said. “But we’re back in op­er­a­tion, and I’m look­ing for­ward to tak­ing care of the back­log and deal­ing with the reg­u­lar stuff re­quired of coun­cil.”

Nom­i­na­tion day for the two re­main­ing seats will be Nov. 20, and an elec­tion, if needed, will take place Dec. 11.

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