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Brownsburg-Chatham councillor-elect Gilles Galarneau. Photo: James Morgan

New councillor elected in Brownsburg-Chatham

All seven seats on Brownsburg-Chatham council are now filled.

Gilles Galarneau won a special election held Sunday, June 9 to win the District 1 seat.  It became vacant in February when former councillor Kathleen Wilson died a few months ago.

Galarneau received 106 votes, while 41 ballots were cast for Danielle Duval.  André McNicholl received 25 votes.  Four ballots of the 211 ballots were rejected.

According to Clerk Pierre-Alain Bouchard, voter turnout was 25 per cent at the single polling station, located at École Bouchard.

Galarneau, who sells automobiles and has previously owned a restaurant and taxi business in Brownsburg, said he decided to run because he wanted to do things for the town and its people.

The councillor-elect said the main issue he wants to address in District 1 is the condition of municipal roads.  He stated there are many potholes.

Brownsburg-Chatham is also embarking upon the development of a new strategic plan for the municipality.

“It’s a very good idea,” Galarneau said in support of the project.

Galarneau said he is looking forward to working with his fellow councillors.

Brownsburg-Chatham council’s next meeting is on Tuesday, July 2.

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James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor.He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets.James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.
James Morgan

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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