Big Valley sees results from By-Election | DrumhellerMail
Last updateTue, 28 May 2024 4pm

Big Valley sees results from By-Election

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The Village of Big Valley went to the polls Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Chantel Janke and Tim Field were the winners of the By-Election with 93 and 78 votes, respectively.
A By-Election had been called after Mayor Clark German and Deputy Mayor Amber Hoonenberg both resigned one day apart from each other at the end of November, 2023.
The Village received four nomination packages to fill the two vacant council positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor. They were sought after by Tim Field, Chantel Janke, Elaine McDonald and Harry Nibourg.
The other candidates, Elaine Macdonald received 48 votes, and Harry Nibourg had 34 votes.
An organizational meeting will be held for the winning candidates to decide who will be filling which positions, alongside Councillor Dan Houle, at the next Council Meeting on Monday, March 11, 2024.
In mid-December, 2023, Gene Sobolewski was appointed by Ric McIver, Minister of Municipal Affairs, to assume council duties, with ministerial approval to pass an interim budget for the Village of Big Valley.

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