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Alberton councillor resigns

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Alberton Coun. Wayne McKay submitted his resignation, effective May 31, at a special meeting last Friday.

Council accepted his resignation and will look for a replacement immediately.

At the meeting, McKay indicated he’d been thinking about resigning for a long time, said Alberton Reeve John Milling.

“He wanted to see some of the issues that were around when he first came on council get settled and they are,” Reeve Milling said, citing amalgamation and the dump.

“Also, he goes away for the summer for a long period of time and doesn’t feel it’s good to be away from council for so long,” he added.

Reeve Milling also said McKay will be missed for many reasons.

“I’ll miss Wayne, he’d been on council before. As a new reeve, I drew on his past experience, he had a lot of history on some things,” he said. “I like that he’s a senior, it’s nice to have a mix of people on council.

“I’ll miss him dearly. He’s a nice, steady, even character.”

Alberton council plans to advertise for people to put their names in for the position. They won’t hold a byelection but instead choose from the list of available names.

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