saltwire.com 18 Oct, 2020 03:45 am

Henley elected new mayor of Oxford, replacing retiring Trish Stewart

Henley elected new mayor of Oxford, replacing retiring Trish Stewart
Four councillors elected by acclamation, including two returnees

“I have to admit I have a lot of trepidation but I’m also really excited and looking to get to work,” said Henley, whose nephew is present Cumberland South MLA Tory Rushton.Henley said the size of the police budget is one major issue the town is facing as well as renewing significant infrastructure, such as sewer and water lines that date back to the 1960 and are beginning fail, as evidenced by frequent water line breaks in recent years.“We need to do everything we can to stay as a town,” Henley said.“We have to have our decisions made by a council in Oxford, not by a council somewhere else.

He also wants to do something to revive recreation programming in the town, both in the summer and the winter.Henley received 358 votes to defeat Arnold ‘Pockets’ MacDonald, who garnered 205 votes.

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