WOODY POINT Ken Thomas will seek a second term as mayor of Woody Point.
Thomas said he is proud of his role with council to bring his town back to financial stability and wants to continue the process of improving the town’s infrastructure and quality of life. The town is embarking on a new municipal plan which will help focus council’s efforts over the next four years, and Thomas said he hopes to be part of seeing that plan through to fruition.
New policies and procedures created through his time on council, he said, provide a fair decision-making platform for both residents and businesses alike in Woody Point. He is confident the mixture of tourism, fisheries and business positions Woody Point towards a promising future.
Thomas said he is concerned about the negative effects of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for oil and gas in the Trout River/Chimney Cove area, and said he will work to get the Gros Morne Park shoreline areas completely removed from the proposed land-based drilling.
The municipal election will take place Sept. 24.