A historic moment occurred in Council Chambers last week when, for the first time in the community’s history, an inaugural meeting occurred with Council seats vacant. The Village is currently vetting candidates for the remaining two seats. Two more councillors are expected to be appointed to Council by the three existing Council members during the week of Nov. 14 to 18th. The Village received a total of 14 nominations, 7 of these are within the municipal boundary. Prior to the application deadline the Village had expanded the applicant pool to include people who live outside village limits, however it’s not clear whether they will be allowed under BC legislation. “At this time conversations with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs regarding eligibility are ongoing,” said Valemount CAO Eric Depenau. “We hope to have clarity on the Villages request to consider self-nominations from the immediate area, beyond the municipal boundary, in the near future. We look forward to sharing more information as soon as it is available.” /SUBMITTED