Village of Codette council down to one

By northeastNOW Staff
April 5, 2018 - 5:00pm

The village of Codette’s council is in disarray.

At the March 27 meeting, three members of the four-seat council resigned from their positions. Earlier this winter the council decided to cut the village’s maintenance position from 32 hours per week down to nine plus the potential of call in hours. The residents of the village disagreed and presented council with a petition asking for the reinstatement of the hours. The lone remaining councillor is Gordon Joyes, he said the rest of the members felt they lost confidence with the community.

“They felt if that many people were against what they decided they treated it like a non-confidence vote,” Joyes told northeastNOW.

Joyes said the three councillor’s resignation letters presented during the meeting were all the same. The statement said: “The number of signatures on that petition gave arise to a vote of non-confidence. Out of consideration for this petition I choose to resign my position on Codette village council.”

The village’s mayor has also resigned earlier this year.

Joyes said the village has provided a list of potential names from the community to the provincial government and an interim council will be appointed. A byelection will be called at a future date.


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