Strathcona County's new mayor is looking forward to building on past success.
Residents voted Rod Frank (10,310 votes) as the new mayor of Strathcona County, taking over from Roxanne Carr (8,287 votes).
"Fortunately I've got a lot of great work to build on, we've had great leaders before me," said Frank. "We want to continue on the path we've been on and just ramp it up a little bit so people feel like 'ya, this is the place to live and this is the place to carry on business'."
Frank plans to focus on a net-zero increase in property taxes, keeping them in-line with the rate of inflation.
“The oil price drop has affected everyone. I run on a five point plan, the core of which is designed to provide financial certainty for individuals and businesses.”
Another issue touched on was cost overruns such as the Emerald Hills Aquatics Centre, which Frank called "unacceptable."
In the county, voting turnout was roughly 39.1 per cent.
Joining Frank on council will be Robert Parks, Dave Anderson, Brian Botterill, Bill Tonita, Paul Smith, Linton Delainey, Glen Lawrence and Katie Berghofer.

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