Deadline Nears For Prospective Wawa Councillors

Time is running out for prospective Wawa councillors to put their name forward to fill two vacant seats.
Those interested have just two more weeks - until 2 p-m Tuesday, February 20th - to submit expressions of interest, so long as they're a Canadian citizen who either resides in Wawa, is the owner or tenant of land in the municipality, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant.
They must also be at least 18 years of age, and not legally prohibited from voting or disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office.
Ontario's Municipal Act outlines a few ways people could be disqualified from being part of Council, including by being an employee of the municipality, by holding an administrative position with the municipality, by holding one of several other roles - like clerk, treasurer, or integrity commissioner - or by being a judge of any court.
Applications are on the municipal website, but must be mailed to the Municipality, attention Deputy Clerk Cathy Cyr.
Exactly how Council will choose from the applicants - if there are more than two - has not been confirmed, though the subject is expected to come up during either the February 13th regular Council meeting or the Corporate Planning and Policy Manual Committee meeting scheduled for February 27th.
Their term will only last until the end of November, as the next municipal election is October 22nd - nominations for the election open May 1st, about two months after the two new councillors are to be appointed.