Chestermere sets date for byelection to replace fired mayor, councillors

Chestermere residents will be heading to the polls next month to elect a new mayor and majority of city council.

The byelection on June 24 comes after Mayor Jeff Colvin and three councillors were removed from their positions by Municipal Affairs Minister Ric McIver last year.

The province said the group was dismissed because they did not follow a number of directives aimed to help improve the way the municipality was being run. An inspection last year ultimately found that Chestermere was being governed in an improper manner.

McIver released a report earlier this month that he said confirmed the city’s finances were managed in an “irregular” and “improper” way.

Two other councillors have since resigned, leaving just one current member on council.

McIver noted last week that the fired mayor and councillors could run again if they so choose.

Prospective candidates must have their nomination papers in by May 27. More information can be found here.

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