ALEXANDRA – UPCOMING BYELECTION – MUNICIPAL ELECTION OFFICIALS REQUIRED
A byelection will be held in the Rural Municipality of Alexandra to fill the vacancy of Mayor (tentatively scheduled for April, 2021 – check back on this website for the confirmed date). The Municipality is guided by a series of regulations and procedures outlined by the Province of PEI/Elections PEI. Various Municipal Election Officials are required to conduct the byelection, including a Deputy Municipal Electoral Officer, a Returning Officer, and a Deputy Returning Officer and Poll Clerk. The number of hours required for each position will vary, depending on whether candidates are elected by acclamation or whether a byelection has to proceed if there is more than one candidate nominated. Hourly rates of pay are set out by Elections PEI. A high level of confidentiality is required, and you must be available for the necessary hours which include evenings and weekends. Previous experience as an election official would be an asset. For more information and to express your interest, please contact Sheila Whiteway, Municipal Electoral Officer, at 902-569-4760, or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 12th.
ALEXANDRA – REPRESENTATIVE TO CROSSROADS RURAL FIRE COMPANY
The Rural Municipality of Alexandra would like to extend appreciation to Billy MacLeod who has served as Alexandra’s representative to the Crossroads Rural Fire Company for many years. Billy has recently moved to Stratford, and therefore can no longer serve as the representative for Alexandra. The municipality invites expressions of interest from residents to serve as the representative. To obtain more information, you may contact Sheila Whiteway, CAO, at 902-569-4760, or by email at email@example.com. Please note this is an unpaid volunteer position.
The Rural Municipality of Alexandra is sad to learn of the passing of James “Glen” Beaton on Saturday, October 31st, 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer. Glen served as Mayor on Council during the current term, and previously served as a Councillor for many years. Glen was very involved in his community and was a friend and neighbour to many. His loss will be felt throughout the community and the Island. Our deepest condolences to his family. Glen’s obituary can be read here: http://www.hillsborofh.ca//obituaries/149739
COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED – EMERGENCY MEASURES PLANNING
The Rural Municipality of Alexandra is required by the Municipal Government Act to have an Emergency Measures Plan in place by December 2021. In order to develop this plan, we are seeking interested community members to sit on a committee with three members of Council. Please contact Chief Administrative Officer, Sheila Whiteway, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 902-569-4760 to get more details.
NOTICE – CROWN POINT PROPERTY ACQUIRED BY ISLAND NATURE TRUST
A presentation was made by Island Nature Trust at the Alexandra Community Potluck in December, 2019 regarding the pending acquisition of the Crown Point property in Alexandra by the Island Nature Trust. Funding goals have been reached, and the property is now owned by Island Nature Trust. The email below was received on April 13 by Mayor Glen Beaton from the President of the Island Nature Trust confirming the completion of the sale.
Good morning Mayor Beaton.
> We hope you and yours are managing to stay healthy and secure through these unprecedented times.
> It is gratifying to be reaching out to your community with some good news at this time!
> You may already know, that Island Nature Trust, is Indeed the owner and steward for the Crown Point property in Alexandra. This acquisition was only possible due to the support of community minded individuals like yourself. In response to your community initiative residents and others reached out. Indeed over 70 individuals , businesses, one foundation and of course the matching dollars from the federal government completed the necessary funding.
> We hope that this has special significance, in your case, as you are were instrumental in the formation of the Trust over 40 years ago.
> We hope that the property will help islanders connect with wildlife and recognize the increasing need to put land under protection for future generations.
> Our executive director Megan Harris, and chair of development and fundraising Jan Matejcek join me in extending our thanks, on behalf of the board of directors, to the residents of Alexandra. We encourage you to continue to follow the work of the Trust through our Social media sites and of course through our website, www.islandnaturetrust.ca
> With gratitude,
> June Jenkins Sanderson,
> President of Island Nature Trust
> June Jenkins Sanderson