Village of Botha news release
“We are very pleased to announce Botha resident Angie Boxma has accepted the nomination and will fill the empty councillor seat on Botha Council,” said Shawna Benson, CAO for the Village of Botha.
Nominations opened Wed., Feb. 17 in a Botha by-election to fill one vacant position of councillor in the Village of Botha.
On Thur., Feb. 18 nominations closed when they received a nomination to fill the position.
In December, both the CAO for the Village and a councillor resigned from their positions on Village council. In January, the Village of Botha contracted administration services to be provided by the County of Stettler and appointed Shawna Benson CAO for the Village.
The Village of Botha is currently undergoing a Viability Review Study which is being conducted by Municipal Affairs. Municipal Affairs has assembled the Botha Viability Review Team which will investigate over the next year whether Botha is viable to remain an independent village, or if it would be better served operating under the umbrella of the County of Stettler.
A public meeting will be held in Botha on March 31 to provide residents with information about the review process and to collect feedback from the community. More details about the meeting will be available closer to the date.