New councils to be sworn in at inaugural meetings

Political vets and newcomers to take their places at table

The public is invited to inaugural council meetings as the mayors and councillors of the five West Shore municipalities are sworn in to begin their four-year term.

Next Monday (Dec. 1) sees Langford, Colwood and Highlands host their first meetings of the new term. View Royal’s meeting is Tuesday, while Metchosin welcomes the new council on Dec. 8.

In Colwood, Mayor Carol Hamilton will give her inaugural address and she and council will take their oath of office at their first joint meeting. Recognition will also be given to members of the previous council and the mayor will announce appointments to standing committees.

The meeting runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at Colwood city hall, 3300 Wishart Rd. The public is invited to attend and light refreshments will be served. More information can be found by calling 250-478-5999.

Langford Mayor Stew Young and his intact council from last term will be sworn in at Langford city hall, 877 Goldstream Ave. and is also open to the public. For more information, call 250-478-7882.

In Highlands, new Mayor Ken Williams and council will take their official oath at the Caleb Pike Heritage Grounds School House, 1589 Millstream Rd. Their inaugural meeting also runs from 7 to 9 p.m. For more info, call 250-474-1773.

View Royal welcomes new Mayor David Screech and councillors, starting at 7 p.m. in the View Royal council chambers, 45 View Royal Ave. Everyone is invited to attend and a reception will follow the meeting. For more information, call 250-479-6800.

The following Monday, Metchosin celebrates both the 30th anniversary of incorporation and the inauguration ceremony of council at Metchosin Municipal Hall at 6 p.m. Light refreshments and snacks will be served at 4450 Happy Valley Rd. For more details call 250-474-3167.

acowan@goldstreamgazette.com

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