Pasadena byelection set for Sept. 23

Jamie Bennett
Published on August 26, 2014

The town of Pasadena has called a September byelection to fill a seat left vacant by Coun. David Decker’s resignation.

Decker resigned July 9 after securing employment in New Brunswick and has since left the province.

Based on the Municipal Elections Act, the town had three months from Decker’s resignation to call the byelection, Pasadena town manager Brian Hudson said Monday.

During a regular council meeting in July, the byelection was called for Sept. 23, with Sept. 2 being the nomination date for those looking to fill the vacant seat.

Hudson said under the act, the town was able to ask the provincial government for permission to leave the seat vacant and operate with a six-person council. If the resignation had come during the last year of an election term, Hudson said council wouldn’t have been required to fill the seat. With an election not scheduled until 2017, council called the byelection.

Candidates seeking nominations will have from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 2 to make their intentions clear.