NOR­MAND RIO­PEL IS NEW CHAMPLAIN TOWN­SHIP MAYOR

Tribune Express - - LA UNE - GREGG CHAM­BER­LAIN gregg.cham­ber­lain@eap.on.ca

Nor­mand Rio­pel will re­place Ga­ry Bar­ton as the mayor of Champlain Town­ship.

“I lis­te­ned to people, I tal­ked to people, I told them my vi­sion,” Rio­pel said, cre­di­ting his door-to-door cam­pai­gn for his suc­cess.

Mayor Ga­ry Bar­ton chose not to run for ree­lec­tion, en­ding close to four de­cades of his in­vol­ving in lo­cal mu­ni­ci­pal po­li­tics, first as a mem­ber of Vank­leek Hill vil­lage coun­cil and then as both coun­cil­lor and mayor of Champlain Town­ship fol­lo­wing the 1998 amal­ga­ma­tion. Rio­pel was one of th­ree sit­ting coun­cil­lors who chose to take a chance on ta­king Bar­ton’s place as the town­ship’s new mayor in the Oc­to­ber 22 ci­vic elec­tion.

Re­sults of the fi­nal tal­ly of votes Mon­day night had Rio­pel with 1,676 of the votes in the mayo­ral race. His clo­sest com­pe­ti­tion XBT IJT GFMMPX DPVODJMMPS 1BVM &NJMF %VWBM with 1,574 votes.

)FMFO .BD-FPE XIP HBWF VQ IFS 8BSE seat for a run at the mayor’s chair, re­cei­ved 748 votes. Ur­ba­no Fu­ma­gal­li, the sole

“I lis­te­ned to people, I tal­ked to people, I told them my vi­sion,” Rio­pel said, cre­di­ting his door-to­door cam­pai­gn for his suc­cess.

con­ten­der wi­thout pre­vious ex­pe­rience on town­ship coun­cil, re­cei­ved 602 votes. There were 4,626 votes cast on the bal­lot for the mayo­ral race with 21 lis­ted as spoi­led and five vo­ters who de­cli­ned to choose a can­di­date.

In other coun­cil elec­tion re­sults, Jacques La­celle re­cei­ved 574 votes to re­tain his seat BT POF PG UIF 8BSE DPVODJMMPST "OESÊ 3PZ de­fea­ted in­cumbent .BSD 4ÊHVJO GPS UIF PUIFS 8BSE TFBU XJUI WPUFT UP 4ÊHVJO T

Mi­chel La­londe and Vio­laine Tit­ley were elec­ted as 8BSE T UXP OFX DPVODJMMPST XJUI BOE 460 votes bet­ween them. Fel­low conten­ders XFSF .JDIFM 1BRVFUUF XJUI WPUFT BOE Yvon St-Jean with 206.

(ÊSBSE i(FSSZu .JOFS SFUBJOFE IJT TFBU JO 8BSE XJUI WPUFT +PJOJOH IJN BT the new se­cond coun­cil­lor for the ward is Sa­rah Bi­ge­low who ear­ned 906. In­cumbent Pierre Per­rault re­cei­ved 549, while the other conten­ders were Clau­dette Myre with 472, James Ca­pu­to with 218, and Bryan Rod­ger with 94.

5IFSF XBT OP FMFDUJPO GPS 8BSE BT CPUI in­cumbent Troy Cark­ner and new­co­mer Pe­ter Bar­ton were ac­clai­med wi­thout com­pe­ti­tion.

—pho­to Gregg Cham­ber­lain

Nor­mand Rio­pel a ser­ré la main de tous au Centre com­mu­nau­taire de Vank­leek Hill, le 22 oc­tobre, lorsque le dé­compte fi­nal des votes a ré­vé­lé sa vic­toire au scru­tin avec 1676 votes, pour ain­si de­ve­nir le nou­veau maire du can­ton de Champlain. M. Rio­pel rem­place le maire Ga­ry Bar­ton, qui se re­tire de la po­li­tique mu­ni­ci­pale.

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