Summerland’s next municipal council will look at ways to improve the local economy, newly elected councillors said.
Martin Van Alphen said his goal is to look at ways to bolster the economy. “I’m about economic growth and jobs,” he said. “It’s a fabulous community. We just need to expand.”
Robert also said a robust economy is a priority for him.
“Let’s see what we can do to develop Summerland economically,” he said.
Peter Waterman agreed withe others on council. “Our big priority is to work together for the good of the community, especially with economic issues,” he said.
The other councillors elected had also mentioned the importance of economic growth during the campaign.
Orv Robson, who topped the polls in this election, said he is pleased with the outcome of the vote. “We certainly have a good council,” he said.
Bruce Hallquist, one of two incumbents to retain a seat on council, is also pleased with the results. “I’m happy to have the electors put their faith in me again,” he said.
Lloyd Christopherson, another incumbent, said the results were close among the 10 candidates.
“It could have gone any way,” he said. “There’s not much of a spread when you get to the fifth and sixth spot all the way down.”
The new council will be sworn in early in December. The council will serve for three years.