It’s been a stressful last 31 days for Patrick Roberts. He had to wait through two recounts and an appeal deadline before it was made official last Friday morning through a text message, that he would be the Mayor of Smooth Rock Falls. He says it didn’t sink that he won until he had the mayor’s chain of office put on him.
“So I waited until Monday,” he said. “I had meetings with the CEO and that. And I kind of brought it up and that – took all kinds of pictures so I was pretty happy then.”
He says that it’s largely a new council.
“Dan Allie is still on from the other council which is good,” he said. “So I am hoping council is going to be supportive – we can work together with this administration to get things done in town in a cordial and a positive way.”
Leslie Gagnon, Denise Pelletier and Angele Rochon are three newbies at the table. Roberts says seniors housing, daycare and recruiting new businesses are among the priorities during the upcoming term.