Only one acclamation in area races as New Tecumseth council
now 'lame duck'
Posted July 30,
Ward 2 Essa councillor Ron Henderson is the only area candidate to win
his seat by acclamation after nominations closed on the Oct. 22
municipal elections, on Friday.
Final candidate lists in Adjala Tosorontio, Essa, and New Tecumseth
will be certified by 4 pm today.
There are 31 candidates running in New Tecumseth, including 10 women,
the highest number since amalgamation in 1991.
Adjala Tosorontio has 17 candidates, and Essa Township eight, not
including the acclamation.
Of the three municipal councils, New Tecumseth is the only one that
will serve out the remainder of this term in "lame duck status" because
the number of incumbents running fell below the 75 per cent, or eight
out of 10.
As a result, council would lose authority for:
(a) the appointment or removal from office of any officer of the
(b) the hiring or dismissal of any employee of the municipality;
(c) the disposition of any real or personal property of the
municipality that has a value exceeding $50,000 at the time of
(d) making any expenditures or incurring any other liability that