CORNER BROOK — The Town of Rocky Harbour have undergone some major changes to council following Tuesday evening’s election results, as four of the seven councillors are newcomers.
The biggest surprise after the final vote count was the announcement that two newcomers in Patricia Cullihall and Brian Companion rounded in with the highest number of votes with 265 and 255 respectively.
It was then incumbants Morgan Anderson (239), Wilfred Ellsworth (238), Walter Nicolle (208), Frank Piercey (198) and final newcomer Robert Bugden (166) earning enough votes to make the cut.
However, incumbant Tony Major failed to receive enough votes to be re-elected with a total of 145. The two other defeated candidates included Roger Snow (105) and Milo Scoville (50).
The voter turnout for the town ranked at 55 per cent with 368 voters showing up at the ballot box of an eligible 690 on the voter’s list.
The councillors now have 14 days to decide amongst themselves in a formal meeting which individuals will be serving term as mayor and deputy mayor — which according to town manager Debbie Reid, should take place next week.