New Carleton Place Council ready to get to work
The new council for the town of Carleton Place met in the auditorium above town hall to take the declaration of office on Tuesday night.
The new council members signed documents signifying their dedication to the town in front of friends, family, business leaders and other community members.
After taking the declaration of office, Carleton Place’s town council had a moment to address members of the audience about what the next four years means to them.
Mayor Doug Black, Deputy Mayor Sean Redmond and Councillor Theresa Fritz, who served on the previous iteration of council, were joined by new councillors Jeff Atkinson, Toby Randell, Linda Seccaspina and Andrew Tennant in expressing optimism over what their council, which will serve the community until 2022, would be able to achieve.
They thanked the community for their ongoing support which was shown by a record voter turnout rate of 55%.
Mayor Doug Black outlined some of the tasks immediately in front of the new council such as repairs to the central bridge, upgrades to the change rooms at the arena, and completion of the Carleton Junction and tells Lake 88 that he’s excited to get to work.
“It’s been a long road and I’m just thrilled to be here. I’m excited to be here and it’s an exciting time for the town. I’m so committed to it. Nothing but good things going forward,” said Mayor Black.
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