By Stephen Dafoe
Morinville – A special meeting regarding Council leadership in the absence of a mayor will be held Thursday afternoon. The Town announced at 2:27 p.m. Tuesday afternoon Deputy Mayor Lisa Holmes had called the meeting for Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
With the passing of Mayor Paul Krauskopf, the Municipal Government Act requires Council to select a new mayor from the remaining members of Council at their next regular meeting (Aug. 27) unless a special meeting is called. During the interim, the deputy mayor would lead Council business; however, a special meeting can be called by the deputy mayor or by a majority request of Council.
Tuesday’s e-mail did not indicate specifically how or why the meeting was called.
The Morinville News will attend Thursday’s meeting and report on the outcome. We will provide information as it is available through our Twitter account – @MorinvilleNews.