Burin has a new deputy mayor

The Southern Gazette - - NEWS - BY GE­ORGE MACVICAR THE SOUTH­ERN GAZETTE Ge­orge Macvicar Pho­tos

The Town of Burin has a new deputy-mayor. Coun. Howard Lun­dri­gan has as­sumed the role af­ter for­mer deputy-mayor Everett Far­well nom­i­nated him for the po­si­tion.

Mr. Lun­dri­gan has served on coun­cil for some 15 years but this is the first time he has taken on the deputy-mayor’s post.

Only five seats on the seven-mem­ber coun­cil have been filled for the next four-year team. All five pre­vi­ous coun­cil­lors were re­turned by ac­cla­ma­tion.

Couns. Ross Pitcher and Shane Foote had de­cided not to seek re-elec­tion – Mr. Pitcher for health re­lated rea­sons and Mr. Foote for work com­mit­ments out­side the town.

Town Clerk Joanne Jack­man su­per­vised the swear­ing in of Mayor Kevin Lun­dri­gan for his fourth term as the town’s chief ad­min­is­tra­tor dur­ing coun­cil’s reg­u­lar meet­ing Tues­day. Couns. Howard Lun­dri­gan, Everett Far­well, April Pitcher and Dar­ryl Riggs also took the oath of of­fice.

Mayor Lun­dri­gan thanked Coun. Far­well for his two terms as deputy-mayor, in­ter­rupted by Coun. Ross Pitcher’s ten­ure. The mayor also ac­knowl­edged the con­tri­bu­tions of Mr. Pitcher and Mr. Foote dur­ing their time as coun­cil­lors.

“Also I want to thank the town staff for their ef­forts. Staff can make you look good or bad. There has been a mu­tual re­spect on ev­ery­one’s be­half.”

Both Couns. Lun­dri­gan and Far­well also rec­og­nized the good re­la­tions they’ve had with both coun­cil and staff in their own roles.

Af­ter com­plet­ing their ini­tial four-year terms, Couns. Riggs and Pitcher said they were look­ing for­ward to an­other four years as part of the Burin coun­cil.

Coun. Pitcher in­di­cated “Staff have been a breeze to work with.”

A by-elec­tion to fill the re­main­ing two seats has been sched­uled for Tues­day, Oct. 29, with two nom­i­na­tion days set for the Town Hall Oct. 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Burin Mayor Kevin Lun­dri­gan takes his oath of of­fice for an­other four years dur­ing last week’s first meet­ing of the 2013-2017 coun­cil. Pic­tured are (from left): Couns. April Pitcher, Dar­ryl Riggs, Town Man­ager Leo Hartson, Mayor Lun­dri­gan, Town Clerk...

Newly elected Burin deputy-mayor Howard Lun­dri­gan takes his oath as a coun­cil­lor with for­mer deputy-mayor Everett Far­well, who nom­i­nated the new deputy mayor, seated.

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