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A large crowd of community members gathered outside before, during and after the June 9 Norfolk Treherne council meeting, upset with the current state of their municipal government. It was estimated close to 150 people had found their way to municipal office.

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Tensions Mount at Municipal Meeting

Council of the Municipality of Norfolk Treherne held its first meeting Tuesday since  the firing of its CAO and subsequent resignation of four councillors.

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Frustration with the current political situation led to a packed council chambers, along with many more people waiting in the hallway and outside the municipal office. Many residents of the municipality are calling for the remaining two councillors and Reeve to resign.

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The interim CAO, Roger Bouvier, is working on a three days per week basis. The office at this time will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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“I’m actively trying to get some staff to come in and help me,” stated Bouvier, noting that existing staff members are currently on leave.

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Office clerk Kirstyn Rathert has resigned her position.

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The upcoming by-elections to fill the four vacant council positions will take place September 4.

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The nominations will be received between the hours of ten and three o’clock on July 24, 25, 26, 29 and 30.

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