Eight interested in South Glengarry councillor job

The Township of South Glengarry municipal office on Oak Street in Lancaster, Ont. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

LANCASTER – South Glengarry council will hear from eight members of the community tonight (Thursday) on why they want to be a township councillor.

Heather Malyon, Sean Helmkay, Hanz Schulz, Rebecca Luck, Roger Matar, Trevor Bougie, Frank Hendrikson and Jacqueline Milner have put their names forward.

  • Malyon is treasurer for local construction company, Malyon Excavation. She lives in Summerstown.
  • Helmkay is from Bainsville and works for Bombardier and is the vice chairman of ACCFutures.
  • Schulz is a Upper Canada District School Board teacher from Martintown.
  • Luck is from Williamstown and is an engineer at EVB Engineering in Cornwall.
  • Matar operates Matar Logistics in Bainsville and also runs a party retail store in Cornwall. He moved to South Glengarry from Montreal in 2016.
  • Bougie is a former township councillor and served two terms from 2010-2018. He is a school teacher at Bishop Macdonell and lives in Lancaster.
  • Hendrikson lives in Bainsville in the Creg Quay Estates subdivision. He is a retired engineer.
  • Milner is from Summerstown and is an artist. She ran against Lyle Warden for deputy mayor during the 2018 municipal election.

Each candidate will get to make a five minute presentation tonight.

Council will then have the option to meet behind closed doors to review the candidates before a final decision is announced on Monday (Jan. 17).

The council seat became vacant last month after Deputy Mayor Lyle Warden moved up to mayor and Coun. Stephanie Jaworski was appointed deputy mayor, following the resignation of Mayor Frank Prevost.

The special virtual council meeting starts at 7 p.m.