Thursday, July 18, 2024
July 18, 2024

Oliver, Lucarelli to serve on Salt Spring fire board 

The first of two local elections this week has ended, with incumbent Rob Oliver and newcomer Dennis Lucarelli receiving the most votes for a three-year term on the board of trustees for the Salt Spring Island Fire Protection District (SSIFPD).  

Voting results were announced during the district’s annual general meeting Monday, April 29. Of a total 1,815 ballots completed, Oliver received 1,423; Lucarelli 1,356, and Jenny McClean 529, according to returning officer Anthony Kennedy, who added that 45 ballots were spoiled.   

A high number of ballots were cast, a participation noted even as mail-in ballots were coming in earlier weeks; those ballots needed to be received by April 25, while in-person voting took place April 24 and 27.  

The next election results for the island — for two trustee positions on the North Salt Spring Waterworks District board — will be available after that body’s annual general meeting Thursday, May 2, which begins at 6 p.m. at Community Gospel Chapel and through a Microsoft Teams link. Eligible voters may still cast ballots for that election in-person at the Community Gospel Chapel between 2 and 6 p.m. on that day. 

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