June 4, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The appointment of Adolphe Goulette as supervisor for the Village of Baker Brook has been terminated, Department of Local Government Minister Bernard LeBlanc announced today. The announcement follows the filling by acclamation of the three vacant council positions on Friday, April 24.
"The appointment of Adolphe Goulette as supervisor was necessary following the resignation of three members of Baker Brook village council, which included the positions of mayor and two councillors," said LeBlanc.
Pursuant to the Control of Municipalities Act, the municipality was placed under the supervision of the province when the resignations resulted in an insufficient number of council members to constitute a quorum.
According to information received by the Department of Local Government from Elections New Brunswick, the position of mayor was filled by Francine Caron, and the two councillor positions were filled by Guildo Pelletier and Jeannette Raymond.
Goulette's appointment was terminated on May 21.
"I would like to thank Mr. Goulette for his efforts in assuring that the ongoing business and accountability of the Village of Baker Brook were carried out in an efficient and professional manner," said LeBlanc.
MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Connor, communications, Department of Local Government, 506-444-4693.