|Councillor-elect Jim Litkowski|
Nominations closed at noon today for the Pincher Creek Town Council seat vacated by Adrian Hartman. Jim Litkowski was the only person to throw his hat into the ring and is therefore acclaimed as councillor-elect, and the by-election slated for June 29 will not need to be held. Litkowski will be officially sworn in during the council meeting of Tuesday, June 9, which begins at 6:00 pm. Litkowski will then join the five other acclaimed councillors and the elected Mayor Don Anderberg at the council table.
The next Municipal Election for the Town of Pincher Creek is scheduled for October 16, 2017.
Deputy Returning Officer Lisa Goss and Legislative Services Manager Gus Kollee were present in the council chambers for the nomination event, and councillor Doug Thornton also dropped in to see how things went. His advice: do the reading.
"I'm looking forward to working with the council and seeing what we can accomplish," said Litkowski. He has a law enforcement background. He said he "listens lots", instead of talking lots. Litkowski moved to Pincher Creek from Bragg Creek, and before that lived in Calgary for 25 years before that, including a ten year career in pathology with the Calgary Police Service. "I spent most of my career there doing traffic fatalities, going to give notifications."
In his spare time Litkowski said "I go play with my horses, I do baking..." Some may remember his turn as a model at the High Country Western Wear Fashion Show last September.
Most recently, he is spending three weeks at Canyon Church Camp doing maintenance.
Related story:Town Councillor Adrian Hartman resigns