Central Manitoulin council seat filled, Rosemarie Diebolt acclaimed

MINDEMOYA – There will be no need for a mail-in by election for Ward 3—Sandfield for the vacant council seat for the municipality of Central Manitoulin.

“We have an acclamation,” Ruth Frawley, clerk for the Municipality of Central Manitoulin told the Recorder last Friday. “Rosemarie Diebolt was the only person who put her name forward for the vacant council seat.” 

“I’m looking forward to being on council,” Ms. Diebolt told the Recorder this past Sunday. 

Ms. Diebolt noted she put her name forward for the vacant council seat, “because I felt it was important to put my time in on municipal council. Everyone should.”

“No I don’t have an agenda, or any issues I’m focusing on,” said Ms. Diebolt. 

A date of March 9 had been sent for the mail-in byelection for Ward 3—Sandfield for the vacant council seat in the municipality of Central Manitoulin, with those who wanted to put their names forward having done  so by January 24.

The vacant seat on council had occurred as former councillor Linda Farquhar had resigned last fall and council opted to hold a byelection instead of appointing someone to council.

Ms. Diebolt has previously served as a trustee with the former Manitoulin Board of Education for nine years and worked as a volunteer for the Manitoulin-North Shore Victim Services (VCARS) for nine years.