Three members of Petrolia Council said their goodbyes during their final council meeting on Monday night.
Don Seymour, Manny Baron and John Phair all decided against running for another term in Petrolia, although Phair was successful in his foray into municipal politics in neighbouring Enniskillen Township.
“This is a far superior council than people gave it credit for,” said Seymour who is now employed in London. “I will miss you all. It’s been a great ride.”
Phair thanked the electorate for allowing him the privilege to serve on council. “It’s been my pleasure,” he said.
And Baron, who replaced Joel Campbell mid-term, said his two years on council was a tremendous learning experience.
“I appreciate all you guys.”
All three departing council members also praised staff for its commitment and professionalism.
Mayor John McCharles added his thanks, saying the trio and their individual areas of expertise would be greatly missed.
“I’d like to say thank you to all of you,” said the mayor. “I believe we (as a council) have enhanced the quality of life for the people of Petrolia.”
The new Petrolia council will be sworn in council chambers on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m.