St. Jean given third term as mayor by council

From left: Coun. Trina jones, Coun. Lisa Magera, Mayor Albert St. Jean, The Honourable Ken Kowalski, Deputy Mayor Ken Baril and Coun. Phil Hughes.

By Staff

Legal – A week after Alberta municipalities went to the polls, Albert St. Jean has received a third term as mayor of Legal. Unlike Morinville, Gibbons, Bon Accord and Sturgeon County, who hold separate elections for mayor; Legal continues to elect five councillors whom then elect the Town’s mayor from within at their organizational meeting.

That meeting was held Monday night and St. Jean was the only nomination from among the five councillors.

St. Jean was nominated by Councillor Ken Baril, who received two more votes than St. Jean in the election. First term Councillor Lisa Magera seconded Baril’s nomination and no other nominations were recieved. Councillor Baril was nominated by St. Jean and Councillor Phil Hughes to serve as Legal’s Deputy Mayor.

Each of the returning and new councillors were sworn in earlier in the evening by Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA, the Honourable Ken Kowalski, who offered his wish that the councillors would work with the respect towards one another that had been an identifying mark of the Town’s previous councils.

Committee Appointments

During the same organizational meeting Oct. 25 councillors were appointed to various committees and boards.

Mayor St. Jean will be the representative to the Capital Region Board with Deputy Mayor Baril as an alternate. They will also fill the same roles on the Sturgeon Regional Partnership and the Emergency Management Committee.

Phil Hughes and Baril will be on the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board as primary and alternate, respectively.

Hughes and St. Jean will be the primary and alternate to the Sturgeon Regional Economic Development Committee.

Baril and first term Councillor Trina Jones will be the primary and alternate on the Roseridge Waste Management Services Commission.

Councillor Lisa Magera and Baril will serve on the Sturgeon Foundation as primary and alternate, respectively.

Community Services Board will be represented by St. Jean and Jones as primary and alternate, respectively.

Hughes and Jones will be council representatives to the Legal District Chamber of Commerce.

Jones and Magera will represent council with Core Lyncs.

Magera, who has a long history with Fête au Village, will be council’s representative to the committee. All councillors will be alternates.

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