Sault Ste. Marie gained an MPP Thursday night, but now the City must decide what to do with the vacancy left from Ward 6 councillor Ross Romano.
Romano, was first elected as councillor for ward 6 in the last municipal election. Romano won a deciding victory in the June 1st by-election, to fill the seat left empty by former Liberal MPP David Orazietti.
According to Deputy CAO / City Clerk Malcolm White, the city has a few options on how to fill the empty seat for ward 6 at council chambers.
“A report will be submitted to the June 12th Council meeting detailing the options available to fill the vacancy (by-election or appointment). Unless a vacancy occurs within 90 days of a regular election it must be filled through either of those methods.” White told SaultOnline.com in an email Friday morning.
That means residents in ward 6 could be heading to the polls in the not so distant future.
Joe Krmpotich , who also ran under the NDP banner for the Provincial by-election lost by 1,800 votes, will now resume his duties as councillor for ward 6.