Nova Scotia

Mulgrave pleads for town council candidates

Mulgrave's town councillors are hoping a third public appeal will convince their residents to run for council.

Mulgrave's town councillors are hoping a third public appeal will convince their residents to run for council.

Only two people put their names forward to fill four vacant council seats for the Oct. 20 municipal election. As a result, there was no municipal election in the town in October as the mayor and first two councillors were acclaimed.

A special byelection was called on Dec. 1 to fill the two remaining spots but that produced only one more candidate.

Now, another byelection will be held on Feb. 2 to try to fill the remaining seat.

"Council's been able to operate because there are enough councillors for a quorum," said Hugh Landry, the chief administrative officer for the Town of Mulgrave.

"However, an additional councillor would add another voice to the decisions being made, and that's always helpful."

Landry said he's not sure why people are reluctant to run for council and people seem to be waiting for someone else to step forward.

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