Armstrong sticks to status quo

They will still officially be sworn in, but it’s business as usual for Armstrong council.

They will still officially be sworn in, but it’s business as usual for Armstrong council.

Mayor Chris Pieper was returned to a second term by acclamation, and the six incumbent councillors won their seats back in Saturday’s municipal election, fending off two challengers.

“I’m really happy with the results,” said Pieper. “The group that we have all work well together. We do vary on our opinions every once in awhile, but I think at the end of the day, as a group, we try to find the best compromise for the city and carry on with our objectives.”

Shirley Fowler topped the polls with 606 votes. Paul Britton was second (601) followed by Ryan Nitchie (573), Sully O’Sullivan (550), Kelly Rowe (535) and John Trainor (461).

Challengers Dave McKechnie and Robert Thibeau garnered 406 and 334 votes, respectively.

Had the challengers been able to unseat any of the incumbents, the basic flow of the city would have been the same, according to the mayor.

“There’s still budgets, there’s still parks and rec, all of those kinds of issues we have on an annual basis,” said Pieper. “It’s just providing leadership and direction, and I’m confident we can do that.”

The mayor and council will officially be sworn in at a special ceremony Monday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m.


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