UPDATE: LaChapelle Accepts Tay Deputy Mayor Appointment Offer

Swearing-In Expected February 13th

February 6th

Gerard LaChapelle has informed Tay Council he has accepted the offer to be appointed as Deputy Mayor. He will be sworn in on February 13th at 10:00am.

January 24th

A heavy task for Tay Township council in its Wednesday meeting.

After the passing of Deputy Mayor Jim Crawford in mid-December, the newly elected council last evening voted to fill the vacancy he left, via a direct appointment.

Following the vote, council opted to offer the Deputy Mayor position to Gerard LaChapelle, who came in second to Crawford in the October municipal election.

Related: Celebration of Life For Late Deputy Mayor

Direct appointment was one of three options on the table; appointment by selection, or by-election were the other two.

Jim Crawford was first elected to Tay Council in 2014, and was sworn in as Deputy Mayor on December 6th, days before his sudden passing.