Marylou Parkman new councillor in Morell, P.E.I.

Marylou Parkman has been acclaimed as the newest councillor in the community of Morell, P.E.I.

The Morell Community Council held a public meeting Monday night to fill the vacancy of councillor in charge of the sewer utility. Wayne Crouse, on the council for two terms, is stepping away from council for personal reasons.

"I hated to see the community without a council member, and was disappointed that people didn't have the interest or maybe the time to volunteer," Parkman said via email, adding that if anyone else had been nominated from the floor and wanted the position, she would have stepped back. 

"I see the opportunity to be on council as a means to learn more about our community and the opportunity to learn more about the ins and outs of municipal government," she added.

She was on council previously for about six years, Parkman said.

"I think that big changes are coming, and it will be interesting to see how our community and neighbouring communities are affected."

Parkman is a teacher at Morell Regional High School, and grew up in the area.

Council meets the third Monday of each month at the village office.

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