McCully to re-offer for Parrsboro council

Andrew Wagstaff
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PARRSBORO - At least one familiar face will be back in the running for Parrsboro Town Council in the fall's municipal election. Coun. Dawn McCully confirmed this week that her name would be back on the ballot when voters head to the polls on Oct. 20. "I like the social aspect of it," said McCully. "I like meeting people, and I love representing the town. It's very cool." She said she there are different areas of progress she would like to pursue in the next four years, particular with regards to recreation. For example, she has been looking into the idea of an "outside gym" for the town, after seeing Riverview, N.B. develop one. She said she would also like to see the hard work of the town's recreational trails committee expanded upon, e.g., to make use of the "black track" former railway bed running through town. She said she would also like to see the town make use of recreational opportunities with the new youth centre, with possibly some combined programming. "There are certain areas where we all have our specialties, where we've sat on committees for the last four years," she said. "I'd say the library and recreation are two of my things. I'd like to see a lot more recreation going on with the new youth centre, and maybe (recreation director) Tissy (Bolivar) could get involved with that a little bit and start some programming." McCully said she did not make the decision to re-offer for council lightly. In fact, there was a time when she had made up her mind not to run again, particularly when she and her family were planning to move out of town to start a small farm - something they have since decided not to do. "I don't know, sometimes, at different points, it really gets you down," she said. "When you have an issue and people are complaining and complaining and complaining, it really drags you down. Some days I said I'd never run again but, when I stop and think about the long run, I would really like to do at least another four years." She admitted that she "knew nothing" when she first offered for council in 2008, having only picked up what she could from attending about six months' worth of meetings of the previous council. But she said she has enjoyed learning during the past four years. "It really opened my eyes up to how the town operates," said McCully. "I know, sitting back, you can always say, 'They should be doing this,' and 'They should be doing that,' but it's not as easy as just walking in saying you're going to do this, because you have four other votes. You have to learn to work as a team." Nomination day for town council and mayoralty candidates is Sept. 11.

Organizations: Parrsboro Town Council

Geographic location: PARRSBORO

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  • mr me
    August 21, 2012 - 19:11

    outside gym that is a joke the Parrsboro town Council should be worring about getting jobs brought to Parrsboro to maney day dreamers on the town council why dont they worry about keeping the young people here by getting jobs brought to the town funny this old town never liked changes !