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Macleod council holds final meeting

Mayor Brent Feyter

Fort Macleod’s town council met for the final time last week.

Residents will elect a new council in the municipal election Monday, Oct. 18.

There will be at least one new face at the council table following the election, driven by David Orr’s decision not to seek a second team.

Orr said he wanted to publicly thank the six other members of council.

“I appreciated your professionalism and everything else you brought to council,” Orr said. “I’m very pleased with the way we were able to work together.”

Orr also thanked town administration for their support over the past four years.

Council presented Orr with a card thanking him for his four-year commitment.

Incumbent councillors Gord Wolstenholme, Marco Van Huigenbos, Kristi Edwards, Jim Monteith and Werner Dressler will seek re-election.

Also in the race are first time candidates Mackenzie Hengerer and Nigel Edmunds.

Mayor Brent Feyter was acclaimed on nomination day when no one else submitted their name.

At their final meeting Sept. 27 in council chambers at the G.R. Davis Administration Building, Feyter reflected on the past four-year term.

“I do want to thank council for the last four years,” Feyter said. “It’s been very good. Thank you for all your engagement.”

Feyter also thanked Town of Fort Macleod staff for their support of council.

“A lot of things have been completed over the last four years,” Feyter said. “It’s a good list.”

“You guys have all been great and I have very much appreciated working with all of you.”

An advance vote is Thursday, Oct. 14 from 5-7 p.m.

Voting on election day, Monday, Oct. 18, is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voting on Oct. 18 is for council, Livingstone Range School Division trustees, Senate candidates and two referendum questions.

The referendum questions from the province are:

• Should section 36(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982 — Parliament and the government of Canada’s commitment to the principle of making equalization payments — be removed from the constitution?

• Do you want Alberta to adopt year-round daylight saving time, which is summer hours, eliminating the need to change our clocks twice a year?

All voting will now take place at the Fort Macleod and District Community Hall located at 301 25th St.

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