Bruce Rowe on his win tonight! Bruce took a leave of absence as Beiseker's Mayor a month ago to run as the Wildrose candidate for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills in the provincial election.
Bruce now joins the other 16 or so elected Wildrose MLAs to form Her Majesty's Loyal Oposition sitting on The Speaker's left, facing Premier Alison Redford's Progressive Conservative government! We in Beiseker are very proud of Bruce!
But what becomes of his position on Village Council?
First, we must wait for Bruce to hand us his official resignation as councillor of the Village of Beiseker. Then we are given a set period of time by the Municipal Government Act to hold a byelection to select a new councillor.
After we have elected a new councillor, we will ask the Minister of Municipal Affairs for permission to have an organizational meeting. These are normally held once a year in October. Permission will be given automatically. That meeting will be chaired first by or Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and then taken over by the newly elected mayor.
In small municipalities like Beiseker, the mayor and deputy mayor are elected by council from their number.
I will continue in my role as Acting Mayor until the organizational meeting is held.