Doug Dobson (left) watches intently as the votes start coming in to determine if he will retain his seat on Springhill's next town council.
SPRINGHILL - It was a victory four-years in the waiting.
Springhill voted its next council here Sat, Oct. 18, putting Allen Dill in its mayor's seat. Dill, a former Springhill councilor who lost his last bid for mayor four years ago to former Liberal MLA Guy Brown, won by a landslide over candidates Frank Likely and David Wyatt. Dill secured 1,157 votes over Likely's 397 and Wyatt's 76 votes.
Council in Springhill saw some changes. Moving from a six seat council to four, councilors Bob Spence and Darrell White lost their bid to be re-elected, while Doug Dobson and Cathy Fisher were given another four years by the people of Springhill, earning 989 votes and 871, respectively.
Filling the remaining to seats are newcomers Jack MacDonald and Norman Rushton. MacDonald, who spearheaded a campaign to bring geothermal to Springhill's downtown core in 1992, earned 697 votes. Rushton, the youngest candidate to run in the 2008 election here in Springhill and his second bid to enter politics, pulled in 608 votes to secure the remaining seat on Springhill's town council.
In total 2,800 ballots were cast in Springhill, whose population hovers around 4,000.