Lack of Lumby election concerns

Coun. Nick Hodge is concerned residents won’t have an opportunity to provide officials with input on major issues due to acclamation

A Lumby politician wants to ensure the lack of an election doesn’t stop public dialogue.

Coun. Nick Hodge is concerned that because all members of council were acclaimed and there won’t be an election residents won’t have an  opportunity to provide officials with input on major issues.

“The election forum is generally an important part of the process because there’s an opportunity to find out how we are doing and what we should be doing,” he said.

Hodge would like to see council host an event where residents can discuss their vision for Lumby.

“We saved the village a lot of money by not having an election so there is money to host an event,” he said.

Mayor Kevin Acton believes the village has open communications with residents, but many people don’t want to get involved.

“We’ve advertised, talked to people on the street and held meetings but they are not generating a lot of interest,” he said.