If you live in Hearst and want a sneak peak of life in municipal politics, here is your opportunity. Hearst Town Council has a vacant seat to fill after Marc Ringuette resigned last month because he is moving out of town. Ringuette was completing his first term as a councillor. Hearst Mayor Roger Sigouin says being a member of council requires a lot of team work.
“You try to make a change and it’s heading back to you and it’s not always the right way,” he said. “So people need to understand that it’s teamwork, we come over there for the best of the community and make the best decision for the community as well.”
Sigouin says the town has just started to spread the word to fill the vacant post.
“We don’t wanna go through an election, it’s a cost and we don’t wanna go there,” he said. “We hope someone is going to put their name in so we will have to make a decision on it.”
With municipal elections set for October of next year, the interested candidate would have some time to get their feet wet in politics before deciding whether to run for re-election. If you have an interest in the position, you are asked to call the clerk’s office at Hearst Town Hall at 705-372-2813.