Burin has a new deputy mayor
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.
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.