Two Parksville city councillors will not seek re-election this fall.
Coun. Al Greir, elected four times since 2008, made the announcement during council’s Sept. 7 regular meeting.
“It is my opinion that this council rates as one of the best I have seen over many years of covering municipal affairs,” he said. Greir added he has been in politics, at different levels, since he was 20.
Greir thanked council members and city staff for their good work over the years, as well as friends, family and residents.
Greir sits on the audit committee and is the council liaison to the Nature Trust Brant Festival and the Oceanside Development and Construction Association.
Coun. Mark Chandler announced his decision not to run in a Facebook post in August.
Chandler said he plans to take a year-long roadtrip across North America, departing in November.
Chandler is currently the council liaison to the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce and the Parksville Downtown Business Association.
The municipal election is set for Oct. 15. Candidates were officially declared Sept. 9.
According to a release issued by the City of Parksville, the municipal election (for mayor and six councillors), will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Parksville Community Centre (132 Jensen Ave.) and Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church (550 Pym St.).
Advance voting will be held on Oct. 5 and Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Parksville Community Centre on Jensen Avenue.
— NEWS Staff