North Stormont Mayor Fife and Deputy Mayor McGimpsey say goodbye at their final council meeting

New council to be sworn in Dec. 3

BERWICK — North Stormont Mayor Dennis Fife and Deputy Mayor Bill McGimpsey said their goodbyes at the final meeting of the township’s “sixth” council (since amalgamation), Nov. 20 in Berwick.

Also offering their final reflections on the passing term were councillors Frank Landry (who becomes Deputy Mayor on the upcoming “seventh” council), Randy Douglas (who will remain as councillor) and Jim Wert (who becomes mayor). The township’s senior staff member, Public Works Superintendent Blake Henderson, offered his thanks to the outgoing council, also delivering tokens of appreciation to Fife and McGimpsey who are retiring from municipal politics after two decades on the North Stormont scene (18 years for McGimpsey, 20 for Fife). Current CAO Betty de Haan — who came out of retirement this year to assist North Stormont after the sudden departure of the township’s previous CAO — also presided at the table.

The new council will be inaugurated Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

See the video at top of article for the full proceedings and reflections offered. Below, the shortened clip shows Fife and McGimpsey being recognized at the final regular council meeting of the term, Nov. 20, with Public Works Superintendent Blake Henderson doing the honours on behalf of township staff. The video concludes with council going slow on a smiling Fife as he tries to get approval on two otherwise routine resolutions closing the meeting.
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