Killarney-Turtle Mountain councillors met Wednesday for their inaugural meeting and a priority item was filling out all council positions.
The October 26th civic election only managed to attract five people to file nomination papers for the six council seats with the municipality.
Mayor Janice Smith said finding a sixth councillor was a priority at their first meeting. “We had six names councillors brought forward, and all had agreed they’d sit on council. We talked about it and we appointed Jaret Box to the final seat at the table.”
“He’s a young gentleman who lives in the community who is an LPN and works for the home care part of Prairie Mountain Health and we look forward to his contributions at the council table.”
Smith added he’s very keen to join council and she knows he’ll do a great job.
“Priorities for this council will be finishing up some projects like the office renovations to the civic centre. We also have a contract we signed last week to put the rural internet out into the community. We’ve also talked about laying out some long-term goals we’d like to see happen over the next four years,” said Janice Smith.
Plans are to have Killarney-Turtle Mountain councillors bring their ideas back to the table at the next meeting.