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MURRAY RIVER, P.E.I. — Communities Minister Rob Lantz has assigned an official trustee to assist lead the municipality of Murray River following the abatement of its council.
Robert Hughes of Stratford was named to assist information the group in the direction of a brand new municipal authorities after the resignation of 4 councillors left the council and group with no technique to legally deal with municipal enterprise.
P.E.I.’s Municipal Authorities Act permits the minister to nominate a trustee in circumstances the place a council is now not capable of perform. Hughes will act as municipal council till the subsequent by-election may be held for a brand new workplace.
“This step will not be one thing we take frivolously, and I wish to specific appreciation to the remaining council members for his or her service. You will need to the residents of the Rural Municipality of Murray River to maintain the municipality operational,” mentioned Lantz. “I wish to thank Robert Hughes for his willingness to step in as trustee and I look ahead to a duly elected council.”