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Swearing In Ceremony

The public is invited to attend the swearing in ceremony of the new council on Monday, October 2nd, 8:00 pm at the Green Moose Interpretation Centre/Town Office. A meeting will following after the ceremony with the election of the Deputy Mayor by Council.

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Town Office Closure

The Town Office will be closed from Tuesday, Oct 3 – Friday, Oct 6. Messages will be checked periodically. Only those that are urgent will be returned during that time. Otherwise messages will be responded to in the order in which they were received upon our return.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause

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Garbage Collection

The Town sent a letter to NORPEN requesting a public meeting with residents to address concerns on Monday, September 25. We are waiting a response.

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Results for the Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm 2017 Municipal Election

Elected Candidates / # of Votes

FITZGERALD, SHEILA (MAYOR) – 312
DEMOSS, DELLA (COUNCILLOR) – 314
RANDELL, BRAM (COUNCILLOR) – 306
REARDON, JAMIE (COUNCILLOR) – 279
RANDELL, TRACY (COUNCILLOR) – 261
ELLSWORTH, LYNN (WARD 1 COUNCILLOR) – ACCLAIMED
RANDELL, MARLENE (WARD 2 COUNCILLOR) – 76

Unsuccessful Candidates / # of Votes

REID, KENNETH (for MAYOR) – 129
NORMAN, WADE (for COUNCILLOR) – 259
GOSSE, ROBIN (for WARD 2 COUNCILLOR) – 11

Jenny Gardiner
Returning Officer

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Oath or Affirmation of Secrecy

Reminder to Candidates, Candidate’s Agents and Election Officials (Deputy Returning Officer, Poll Clerk etc.) the Oath or Affirmation of Secrecy must be signed at the Town Office before 4:00 pm on Monday, September 25, 2017.

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Questions and Answers:
1. I will not be able to vote on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Can I vote in an advance poll?
There is no advance poll.
A person who is not able to vote on election day may vote by proxy. A proxy is a ballot cast by one person on behalf of another by way of a proxy certificate. If you wish to have someone vote on your behalf on election day, please contact the Returning Officer, Jenny at 457-2413. A proxy application will need to be completed and returned before 4:00 pm on Monday, September 25, 2017. No proxy certificates will be issued after this time.

2. I will not be able to vote on Tuesday, September 26 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm can I vote?

A person who is not able to vote on election day may vote by proxy. A proxy is a ballot cast by one person on behalf of another by way of a proxy certificate. If you wish to have someone vote on your behalf on election day, please contact the Returning Officer, Jenny at 457-2413. A proxy application will need to be completed and returned before 4:00 pm on Monday, September 25, 2017. No proxy certificates will be issued after this time.

3. I live in Bide Arm. Where do I vote?
A person living in Bide Arm will vote in Bide Arm at the Bide Arm Fire Hall.
4. I live in Roddickton. Where do I vote?

A person living in Roddickton will vote in Roddickton at the Green Moose Interpretation Centre/Town Office.

5. I live in Bide Arm what can I vote for?
If you live in Bide Arm you will receive three separate ballots on election day. A ballot is a piece of paper on which you indicate your choice or opinion in a secret vote. You can vote for:
One (1) person for Mayor. You will vote for up to one (1) of the following individuals:

FITZGERALD, Sheila
REID, Kenneth

Four (4) Councillors at large. You will vote for up to four (4) of the following individuals:

DEMOSS, Della
NORMAN, Wade
RANDELL, Bram
RANDELL, Tracy
REARDON, Jamie

One (1) Bide Arm Ward Councillor. You will vote for up to one (1) of the following individuals:

GOSSE, Robin
RANDELL, Marlene

6. I live in Roddickton what can I vote for?
If you live in Roddickton you will receive two separate ballots on election day. A ballot is a piece of paper on which you indicate your choice or opinion in a secret vote. You can vote for:
One (1) person for Mayor. You will vote for up to one (1) of the following individuals:

FITZGERALD, Sheila
REID, Kenneth

Four (4) Councillors at large. You will vote for up to four (4) of the following individuals:

DEMOSS, Della
NORMAN, Wade
RANDELL, Bram
RANDELL, Tracy
REARDON, Jamie

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Job Opportunity

The Job Creation Program has been approved and work will start as soon as possible for approximately 15 weeks.

Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm
Employment Opportunity – Job Creation Partnership (JCP)
Temporary Position

Applications are being invited from qualified individuals for a Foreman and Labourers under JCP.

Individuals will be involved in upgrades to the playgrounds in Roddickton-Bide Arm. All duties involve physical labour, including but not limited to carpentry work.

Successful applicants must meet the following qualifications:
• Be able to work independently and follow instructions,
• Capable of working in adverse weather conditions,
• Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident legally entitled to work in Canada,
• Are unemployed, and
• Have a current claim for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits or had an unemployment benefit period that ended within 36 months (3 years) prior to date of requesting assistance.

Please apply in confidence to the attention of the undersigned in person, by mail, email, or fax. Resumes must be received by 4:30 p.m., September 29, 2017. Applications received after that time or date may not be considered.

Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm
P.O. Box 10
81 Major’s Street
Roddickton, NL
A0K 4P0
Email: roddickton@nf.aibn.com
Fax: (709) 457-2663

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