Committees back at council

There is an expanded structure within Enderby city hall.

There is an expanded structure within Enderby city hall.

Council committees have been established specifically for public works, administration/finance, development services and planning, social issues and public safety.

“It’s necessary to have committees because there were things we weren’t getting done,” said Howie Cyr, who took the oath of office of mayor Monday.

There hasn’t been a committee system for about five years.

The public works committee includes Councillors Greg McCune and Raquel Knust while McCune and Coun. Earl Shipmaker are on the administration/finance committee.

Councillors Brad Case and Tundra Baird are at development services, with Knust and Coun. Beryl Ludwig focused on social issues and Cyr and Shipmaker on the public safety committee.

Cyr will represent Enderby at the Regional District of North Okanagan while Case and Baird will sit at the Enderby/Area F Joint Services Committee.

Baird will go to Okanagan Regional Library and the liaisons to the Enderby Chamber of Commerce are McCune and Case.

While he believes committees are important, Cyr insists that not be the only focus for councillors.

“It’s important for them to speak about their daily activities in the community. If they are speaking to a citizen about an issue, they need to bring it to council,” he said.

Cyr is looking forward to the next three years.

“We all have the same philosophy of getting down to business,” he said of council.

“It’s a team effort and we will support each other.”

 

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