Judge John Nichols swore in the new town council at Digby town hall, Monday night, Nov. 5.
[Councilor's statements are included with each councilor's photo in the gallery.]
Ben Cleveland, left the mayor’s chair and took off the regalia for five minutes before Nichols swore him in again.
After the swearing in ceremony, the councillors voted on who would be the deputy mayor. The deputy replaces the mayor as the chair of meetings or at ceremonial events when he can’t make it.
Councilor Danny Harvieux nominated Jean Brittain and the previous deputy mayor Mike Bartlett seconded the motion. There were no other nominations.
Bob Handspiker is the only ‘new’ councillor except even he has sat on council before. He ran unsuccessfully against Cleveland for the mayor’s seat in 2008 and so missed out on the last four years.
“There’s not much change here,” joked Cleveland as the council resumed their seats. “Except you Bob, you’re back from your vacation.”