Monday, September 23, 2013

Chester: Council Weighs Mayoral System

Warden or mayor? That's one of the issues returning to the Municipality of Chester. Council could soon have to determine if they will stay status quo with a warden or choose to move to a mayoral system. The issue was brought up recently because the municipality is required to review its electoral boundaries in the next year. Switching from the warden system would mean reduced districts and realignment to prepare for the mayoral position. Warden Allen Webber says the public would be more involved if the process is switched.

Webber says council has tasked staff to find an effective way to engage the public on the matter. He expects a strategy to be presented to council later this fall.