New Firefighters and By-Law Enforcement in Chapleau

Chapleau has gotten a little creative with some new appointments.

Mayor Michael Levesque explains Council has approved the appointment of new assistant by-law enforcement and property standards officers, calling it a temporary measure.

The mayor notes the new appointees would also be responsible for "a measure of" property standards and "flagrant breaches of by-laws" such as for parking, though it's expected the enforcement will be mostly on a complaints basis.

While he does call it a temporary measure, Mayor Levesque couldn't say how long it would be needed, citing issues recruiting for such roles.

Meanwhile, Chapleau has a couple new firefighters - including an historic choice.

Mayor Levesque explains Council approved the appointment of the new firefighters during Monday night's meeting.

Both of the new firefighters were recommended for appointment by the fire chief.