Current Fernie City council says farewell

The current council ended its final session with many a heartfelt thanks to fellow councillors, staff, the Mayor and the community.

  • Dec. 1, 2011 10:00 a.m.

The current council ended its final session with many a heartfelt thanks to fellow councillors, staff, the Mayor and the community.

Each councillor spoke of their experiences over the past three years, some shared achievements while others shared disappointments.

Councillor McIsaac pleaded with the community to become more involved in the political process, stating that council can do a better job if they have community input. He also acknowledged that communication between council and the public could be better.

“The city is not a business,” stated McIsaac. “We don’t have shareholders, we have stakeholders. We work to provide services, not profits.”

Councillor Iddon said that he had had his eyes opened wide over the past three years. He congratulated everyone who ran for council as well as those who voted as he has never taken the voting process for granted.

Mayor Corrigan praised her fellow councillors and staff, stating that they have a lot to be proud of considering what they accomplished over the past three years.

“We have moved this community a long ways in three years,” said Corrigan. “And all within budget.”

On December 12 the community will start fresh with a new council to act on its behalf for the next three years.

 

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