Bruce Rowe. I had been acting mayor up to that point. I turned the meeting over to our Assistant Chief Administrative Officer who called for nominations and an election of Mayor.
I was most honoured to be elected as your mayor. I resumed as chair of the meeting and called for nominations for deputy mayor. Two councillors were nominated.
There became the interesting problem. Because there are only four of us, a tie vote was a certainty. We could find nothing in the MGA as guidelines for this situation so we decided to hold off on the vote until we get clarification from Municipal Affairs as to how to proceed.
I've heard of some municipal councils in this province having to badger and coerce their councillors to assume the executive roles so this is a good problem to have. I just want to be sure our election of a Deputy Mayor is absolutely fair. Stay tuned on this one!