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2017 Municipal Election Results

Results are unofficial until noon on October 20th.

Post Date:October 12, 2017 12:12 pm

2017 Municipal Election Results

 

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA, (October 16, 2017) – The unofficial results for the 2017 Fort Saskatchewan municipal election are as follows:

Gale Katchur received 54.4% of the mayoral vote to remain as Fort Saskatchewan's Mayor for a third consecutive term.

The following Council candidates received the most votes to fill the six Councillor positions:

Brian Kelly, Ed Sperling (Incumbent), Deanna Lennox, Jibs Abitoye, Lisa Makin, and Gordon Harris.

For full results, use the link below.

Municipal Election Results

Elk Island Public School Trustees Harvey Stadnick and Heather Wall were both acclaimed as was Elk Island Catholic School Trustee Justine Marie Wright.

 Aquatic Vote Question Result

“Council is seeking voter input on the following project: Aquatic Services

A new aquatic facility is proposed to be constructed at the Dow Centennial Centre. In 2017 dollars, the estimated project costs are: construction cost of $35 million; annual operating cost of $4.1 million, which represents $2.6 million in operating and $1.5 million in debenture payments annually over a period of 20 years. Based on an average home valued at $400,000, this single project represents a residential tax increase of approximately $112 a year.

Are you in favour of a new aquatic facility at the Dow Centennial Centre?”

48.03% were in favour and 51.97% were opposed to a new aquatic facility at the Dow Centennial Centre.

Voter turnout was 37.61 percent of eligible voters (7381 ballots were cast) compared to 33.45 percent in 2013.

The results of the election become official as of 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, October 20.

 

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The City of Fort Saskatchewan is a vibrant economic and cultural hub located just 15 minutes northeast of Edmonton on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Home to more than 25,500 people, the City proudly manages state of the art recreation, culture and historic amenities including 75 km of outdoor trails, a performing arts theatre and fitness centre within the Dow Centennial Centre and the 1875 NWMP Fort Representation in downtown.

 

For more information, please contact:
Brenda Molter
City of Fort Saskatchewan
Tel: 780.992.6236 / email: bmolter@fortsask.ca

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