REPORTING · 23rd November 2011
The recent election was discussed at the Kitimat City Council Meeting on November 22nd.
“The election has now come and gone and I would like to welcome the three new Councillors to the Council, Mary Murphy, Edwin Empinado and Phil Germuth. I look forward to them joining our Council and for all of us to work together for the betterment of our community,” said Mayor Joanne Monaghan at the beginning of Council.
“Tonight, we have three Councillors who are with us for the last time, Councillor Bob Corless who has been with us for 16 years, Councillor Gerd Gottschling who has been with us for 9 and Councillor Randy Halyk who have been with us for 3. We want to thank them for there service, as Councillors for this Community. It is virtually a volunteer position which takes a lot of time, and sometimes, you get thanks for your work, and sometimes, you do not. All the best in the future, to all three of you,” said Monaghan.
Monaghan thanked all the people who voted for her in the election and those who believed she could lead the community into a bright and prosperous future.
When the election results were discusses, later that night in Council, Councillor Randy Halyk gave his supporters thanks for supporting him. He also thanked the people for letting him be a Councillor.
Councillor Corrine Scott thanked Walter McLellan and the rest of the staff for running the election smoothly. She thanked them for putting up the poling stations in the newspaper. She also thanked the people of the community for a 55% voter turn out, as she had never been in a municipality with such a high voter turn out.
Thank you Corless, Gottschling and Halyk. You did an excellent job in serving your community. Congratulations to all participants in the 2011 election and special Congratulations go out to Empinado, Germuth and Murphy.