Enderby council ready for term

A new council was sworn into office just prior to the first regular meeting Monday.

They’re down to business in Enderby.

A new council was sworn into office just prior to the first regular meeting Monday.

“Everything went pretty smooth,” said Greg McCune, who admits he noticed a difference shifting from councillor to mayor.

“You used to be in the mood to talk and now you’re encouraging others to speak.”

McCune is joined by incumbent councillors Tundra Baird, Brad Case and Raquel Knust, and new councillors Roxanne Davyduke, Brian Schreiner and Shawn Shishido.

“Everyone feels quite comfortable. It’s a good team,” said McCune.

Among the actions Monday were establishing the 2015 meeting schedule and determining acting mayors when McCune is not available.

Council appointments were also made.

McCune will go to the Regional District of North Okanagan while Case and Davyduke will attend Enderby and District Services Commission  meetings.

Enderby’s Okanagan Regional Library representative will be Baird, while Schreiner will go to the Enderby and District Heritage Commission and Shishido will be the liaison to the Enderby Chamber of Commerce.

Case and Baird will be part of the Enderby-Splatsin Joint Committee.

The next step will be for Enderby council members to attend an orientation session.

“The orientation session will involve a review of operations, major projects and the infrastructure deficit, as well as a tour of facilities such as the waste water treatment plant and water treatment plant,” said Tate Bengtson, chief administrative officer.