St George councillor election date set

  • The Town of St George (File photograph)

    The Town of St George (File photograph)


A municipal election to fill a vacant seat in St George has been postponed to next month because of a lack of candidates.

The election, to replace Lloyd Van Putten, will be held on February 27, with nomination day scheduled to take place on February 13.

A spokeswoman for the Corporation of St George said: “This is an opportunity for members of the community to become involved with the Corporation and the running of the Town of St George.

“A new member will be expected to make at least three committee meetings per month, in addition to other supplemental meetings on occasion.”

She added: “This is an exciting time for the Town of St George. There are numerous projects that are near completion in and around the town.

“The airport will open in July 2020 and the St Regis hotel is scheduled for completion in 2021. This is a great opportunity to be part of the revitalisation of the Town of St George.”

The post is a municipal residents’ councillor position and only municipal residents of the town are eligible to vote.

An election had been scheduled to take place last week, but was pushed back after no nominees came forward.

The corporation had problems filling councillor seats in 2019. Only seven candidates were nominated for the eight councillor positions at the municipal elections last April.

That post was filled, but three more vacancies appeared over the year as councillors Tania Stafford, Phillip Seaman and Mr Van Putten resigned.

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Published Jan 27, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated Jan 27, 2020 at 8:01 am)

St George councillor election date set

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