PETROLIA MAYOR TAKES MEDICAL LEAVE – LONGTIME COUNCILLOR JOEL FIELD TO STEP IN TEMPORARILY
Petrolia’s long-serving member of Council, Joel Field will be supporting the community in the coming weeks as appointed Acting Mayor while the currently elected Mayor, R. Brad Loosley takes a leave to focus on a medical issue.
Councillor Field was appointed by his peers, and on the recommendation of Mayor R. Brad Loosley during the closed session meeting held during the regular council meeting tonight.
Traditionally, when the Mayor is not available for an engagement, meeting or other event an acting Mayor will be appointed to take their place. The Town of Petrolia has, through by-law, a schedule of acting Mayor’s that rotate between Councillors in two-month periods.
For this temporary leave, Council approved that there would be an appointed Acting Mayor for a period of three months in the role, thus continuing the tradition of support for the community and Council and providing a clear point of contact.
Acting Mayor Joel Field will attend County Council and many events on behalf of the Municipality, when unavailable to fulfill a commitment, just as they regularly would through the acting mayor by-law, other Councillors will continue to support Acting Mayor Joel Field during these events as required.
We thank residents for contacting Acting Mayor Joel Field with items that would otherwise be directed to Mayor R. Brad Loosley during this approved three-month timeframe.
On behalf of Council and staff, we wish Mayor R. Brad Loosley the very best, and look forward to his return to his seat at the Head of Council for the Town of Petrolia.
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