BIBLE HILL – The Bible Hill commission will look the same for at least another year.
Dale McLeod and Lois MacCormick were approaching the end of their three-year term and an election was scheduled for June. Both commissioners re-offered for the seats, and by the end of the nomination period last week, no other nominations came forward. Therefore, McLeod and MacCormick are in by acclamation.
“I’m thrilled,” MacCormick told the Truro Daily News, adding she anticipated there would have been others vie for the positions. “I was prepared for an election.”
MacCormick said perhaps the lack of nominations is a good thing regarding the current commission.
“I think (residents) feel things are going well. It gives us a reason to go in by acclamation feeling good,” she said, adding priorities for her include infrastructure at Saywood Estates and continually seeking government grants for various projects.
This will be MacCormick’s fourth consecutive year at the village commission table. She previously was on the commission for six years in the 1970s.
McLeod, who is about to begin his fourth year on the commission, told this paper he’s pleased an election won’t be necessary.
“I’m thankful we didn’t have to go to an election. It’s costly, time consuming and hard on those running,” McLeod said, adding he was surprised no one else came forward because he had heard rumours there would be other nominations.
McLeod is looking forward to continuing village work with the commission team and would like to see “more sidewalk work and to continue to improve the (recreation) park.”
Next year, one commissioner’s seat - Sharon McLean - will be up for grabs.