Municipal Advisor Appointed for McBride
McBride, B.C.- The Province has appointed Isabell Hadford to the post as municipal advisor for McBride.
The community was left with just a Mayor and one councillor when three councillors resigned late last month. The Province had to give special permission for the Mayor and remaining Councillor to constitute quorum so village business could carry on.
Hadford is a former municipal chief administrative officer in BC with 25 years’ experience in smaller, rural communities. She will begin her work with the village immediately to stabilize short-term municipal operations and help support long-term confidence in the municipality. She will report directly to the inspector of municipalities.
The inspector of municipalities met with the remaining McBride council members and staff to discuss the role of the advisor and emphasize expectations for the two-member council while they act in their limited capacity.
The immediate priority is to appoint a chief election officer and deputy chief election officer to run a by-election. Council is expected to meet on Dec. 19, 2016, to appoint the chief election officer.
Experienced elections staff from the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George have indicated they are available to support McBride’s by-election. The date for the municipal by-election must fall on a Saturday no later than 80 days after the appointment of the chief election officer.