All seats on North Bay city council are now full.
George Maroosis was officially sworn in during Monday’s special meeting of council.
Maroosis fills the seat that was left vacant by Mike Anthony, who passed away on September 2 at the age of 52.
“I want to say that I take this appointment with a heavy heart because Mike and I were good friends,” Maroosis said following his swearing-in. “I’m honoured to take his position on this council and certainly Mike and I had a long history.”
Maroosis rejoins council already having over three decades of experience as an elected official in North Bay. Maroosis was the 11th-place candidate in the 2018 election, making him among the first choices for council to fill the seat by appointment.
Mayor Al McDonald was among the first to welcome Maroosis back into the council chambers.
“I welcome councilor Maroosis to the table. He brings 30-plus years of knowledge and experience to the city of North Bay,” McDonald said during the meeting. “For the new councillors who didn’t have the opportunity to work with George, I say you will enjoy working with councillor Maroosis.”
Following the swearing-in, council approved the new committee members for the General Government, Community Service, and Infrastructure and Operations committees, which Maroosis will now be a part of.
The first meeting of the new city council featuring Maroosis will be held on October 13.