SHEENBORO – Sheenboro ratepayers will be filling seats for a new mayor and two councillors this October after council members announced their resignations. The acclaimed mayor, Shamus Morris, resigned earlier this year due to new out-of-town employment which he says will make it hard for him to fulfill his mayoral duties. Joann McCann, a councillor in Seat Three who was also acclaimed in November’s elections, also announced her resignation due to new employment opportunities. Both resignations were announced by Director General Fern Roy at July’s council meeting.
Councillor Doris Ranger has declared her intention to seek the mayor’s seat, which would require that she resign from her position as a councillor at the next regular council meeting. Ranger has been a member of council for a full four year term and was acclaimed last November for a second term. She is the first candidate to declare her intention to run.
Candidates can begin campaigning at any time, but they must keep a record of expenses and revenues as a report must be submitted to Elections Quebec. Candidates will have from September 5 to 19 at 4:30 pm to deposit their nomination papers for election.
Should an election be necessary, the advance poll would be held October 12 and the election October 19.