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Lewisporte council sworn in

LEWISPORTE, NL – The swearing-in ceremony of Lewisporte’s new council took place in a packed town hall chambers on Monday.

Outgoing Lewisporte mayor Brian Sceviour served on Lewisporte Town Council in various capacities for the last 20 years.

Empty seats at the council table were gradually filled after each council member took the oath of office.

Outgoing mayor Brian Sceviour remarked how fast time passed during his term.

“I was thinking today it was 20 years ago that you (newly elected mayor Betty Clarke) finished your term as mayor. I had 20 years in council, and you are starting again. 

Incoming Lewisporte Mayor Betty Clarke addressed council and the public at the swearing-in ceremony on Monday.

“For the next 20 years,” he quipped.

Sceviour ended his speech with a hint of caution and assistance to the new council. 

“For the new councillors, live up to all your campaign promises,” he said. “If you need anything to help you, feel free to ask because I know that everybody is here to do their best for the Town of Lewisporte.”

Clarke expressed her gratitude to the residents of Lewisporte for their trust and confidence.

The new Lewisporte Town Council (front, from left) Deputy Mayor Krista Freake, Mayor Betty Clarke; (back) Councillors Calvin Smart, Brian Hooper, Kenneth Tucker, Stephen Hollett and Perry Pond.

With close to 60 per cent voter turnout for Lewisporte’s municipal election, Clarke said it “confirmed the measure of interest in our town. And together we will attain success.”

After a few remarks from the new councillors, Clarke headed straight to dealing with business items.

“Now, let’s get to work.”

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