No election for mayor position; eight running for council in Vanderhoof

Vanderhoof residents will have eight councilor candidates to choose from in next months municipal election.

 

Vanderhoof residents will have eight councilor candidates to choose from in next months municipal election, but current mayor Gerry Thiessen has been re-elected by acclamation.

Nomination papers for candidates had to be returned to the district office by 4 p.m. on October 14. Although councilor Jim Woodruff had taken out nomination papers for the position of mayor, he did not return them.

Four incumbent councillors are running for re-election – Darren Carpenter, Jack French, Louise Levy and Steve Little. Councilors Frank Reid and Jim Woodruff took out nomination papers but didn’t return them.

Two former council members are running again: Brian Frenkel and Ken Young.

Kevin Moutray and Peet Vahi are running for council for the first time.

An advanced poll will be held at the municipal office on November 9 and the final poll will be held on November 19 at the Friendship Centre.

 

A by-law passed this year has changed salaries for the next term of councilors to $11,000 a year and $33,000 a year for mayor.

 

 

 

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