Alan Spacek placed the Chain of Office around Dave Plourde’s neck, and just like that it was done.

Tonight Dave Plourde became the newest Official Mayor of Kapuskasing, taking over for Alan Spacek who held the role for 12 years.

Plourde’s first evening was a quiet and mainly ceremonial council which saw five new councillors introduced; Julien Boucher, Sebastien Lessard, Ken Munnoch, Bruce Newton and Guylaine Scherer. Alongside one returning council man in Martin Credger.

Plourde says he has been waiting to finally get going in his new role.

“It’s been a long time coming, and yea it has been something I have been waiting for for a long time. I appreciate it and I think that Al’s words at the end were well received, I really appreciated what he had to say and I think with the new council that we have that its going to be great to work with the new bunch.”

Plourde says the public wants transparency so that’s what they want to give them.

“We want more transparency, that’s what the public was electing us on and I think that going forward I just hope that there will be more people coming to the councils and obviously its a record number of people that showed up tonight so that’s awesome to see and I think if they want to be heard then its their opportunity and lets get on with it.”

The new Mayor finished his evening by inviting all residents to further council meetings to voice any and all issues.

Photo of Kapuskasing Town Councillors (C to R) – In Blue -Sebastien Lessard, Ken Munnoch and Julien Boucher Photo by MooseFM Radio Host & Reporter Nick Birnie

Photo of Kapuskasing Town Councillors (C to R) – In Blue Martin Credger, Bruce Newton, Guylaine Scherer Photo by MooseFM Radio Host & Reporter Nick Birnie

Photo of Fiona Anderson singing the Canadian National Anthem prior to Council Photo by MooseFM Radio Host & Reporter Nick Birnie

Photo of council members Photo by MooseFM Radio Host & Reporter Nick Birnie

Photo of Outgoing Mayor Alan Spacek shaking new Incoming Mayor Dave Plourde’s hand after introduction Photo by MooseFM Radio Host & Reporter Nick Birnie

Mayor Dave Plourde takes his first seat in his new chair Photo by MooseFM Radio Host & Reporter Nick Birnie

Photo of crowd and council members Photo by MooseFM Radio Host & Reporter Nick Birnie

Photo of Kapuskasing residents, family members and friends of council cheering on introduction of new Mayor Photo by MooseFM Radio Host & Reporter Nick Birnie