McLean, Sharbell elected to Bible Hill Village Commission

Monique Chiasson
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BIBLE HILL - Sharon McLean will retain her seat on the Bible Hill Village Commission, while newcomer Michelle Sharbell will be a new voice around the table.
The election to fill two commissioners' seats resulted in 366 votes between the advance polls and Saturday's election day, with McLean taking the majority. The third candidate was Paula Williams.
McLean told the Truro Daily News she was not surprised with the victory.
"I did work hard and grew up in the village," said McLean, who three years ago won the seat by acclamation. She was first elected to the commission in 2003. She is also the current chairwoman of the municipal body, a position that will again be voted on this week by the commission.
"My two greatest achievements have been (helping to) get the right village building because we never had that before. We used to be in an old trailer with mould. The second would be securing 50 per cent of the funding for a half-million dollar fire hall expansion project."
McLean is excited to continue representing the village, especially in terms of the water expansion project, in which more areas of the village are being connected to the Truro water system.
Sharbell is looking forward to beginning her political career with the village
"I feel very honoured the community has a sense of trust in me," she said. "I have lived in Bible Hill for 12 years and have been involved in it and have the time to commit to it and work hard."
Sharbell's interests lie in working
toward the recently announced development of a new school that will replace Bible Hill
Elementary and East Court Road schools.
She also hopes to foster increased communication between the village and first
"I'd like to help extend the relationship between them (so that they) are working on the same time all the time," Sharbell said.
Williams took her defeat in stride.
"I'm a little disappointed ... there's no reason not to run again," she said.
Williams also hopes more people take an interest in the village commission.
"I feel some people don't know we have our own village commission ... some don't know what it is and what it does."

Organizations: Bible Hill Village Commission, Truro Daily News

Geographic location: Bible Hill

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