After 12 years in charge, Alan Spacek is saying goodbye.

Tonight was Alan Spacek’s final council as Mayor of Kapuskasing.

The longtime Mayor did not seek re-election in this year’s municipal vote, and instead says he had a feeling that as he came to the end of his third term, it would be his last.

Spacek says it’s been a pleasure to work with the team of councilors and administration to improve the community of Kapuskasing.

“In the last 12 years, with members of this council and previous councils, we have accomplished over $90 million of infrastructure work, accessed alot of government grants to get that work done, certainly there has been challenges over the time but there has also been some great opportunities but I think the important thing is that we always operated as a team.”

He says going forward he hopes the same focus on infrastructure remains.

“Certainly the infrastructure improvements are never going to stop. It is a community that is coming up to being a 100 years old and you need to invest in your infrastructure so that will continue to be a challenge and you gotta find a balance there between what the community can afford what taxpayers can afford and what government grants are available and what your needs are in the community.”

Spacek says he is leaving it in good hands with the next council and Mayor Dave Plourde.

Photo of Mayor Alan Spacek at his final council delivering his End of Term Comments for the final time Photo by MooseFM Radio Host & Reporter Nick Birnie

Photo of Mayor Alan Spacek at his final council delivering his End of Term Comments for the final time Photo by MooseFM Radio Host & Reporter Nick Birnie

Photo of Mayor Alan Spacek at his final council delivering his End of Term Comments for the final time Photo by MooseFM Radio Host & Reporter Nick Birnie