Newly elected Wayne Snow named deputy mayor
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Newly minted Clarke's Beach Deputy Mayor Wayne Snow (left) stands with Mayor Betty Moore at the swearing in of the new council in the community on Oct. 3.
Who was going to be mayor in Clarke's Beach?
It was a question everyone was asking since the results of the Sept. 24 municipal election were announced a little over a week ago.
When the dust had settled after the election, there were six new faces on council, along with incumbent Mayor Betty Moore.
Once the new councillors were sworn in at the first meeting of the new council on Oct. 3, they set about answering the question.
Earlier in the year Clarke's Beach had done away with the separate ballot for mayor. This meant the new council would have to nominate a councillor for the positions of mayor and deputy mayor.
It should be noted, former councillor Eldon Snow was the only one of the defeated incumbents to appear at the meeting.
Betty Moore stood first to nominate Wayne Snow. Snow had registered the highest number of votes at 464.
Snow declined the nomination, and in-turn, nominated Moore for the mayor's chair.
Moore accepted. When there were no other nominations, Snow stood and lowered the chain of office onto her shoulders.
As this was happening, the some 100 residents in attendance rose and gave Moore a standing ovation.
Moore said she looked "forward to serving the town for another term as mayor."
Coun. George Janes would then nomiante Snow for the position of deputy mayor. He accepted the nomination and was named to the post.
Moore, Snow, Janes and the rest of the new councillors - Crystal Brett, Norman Hillier, Kelly Kavanagh and Danielle Delaney Bussey - will have an orientation meeting on Oct. 7.