I was pleased to attend a welcome reception ushering in the new council of the Town of Hampstead this evening.

The new council of the Town of Hampstead

The new council of the Town of Hampstead

Mayor William Steinberg introduced the six councillors in order of their seat number, highlighting two new members: Karen Zajdman in Seat 1 and Warren Budning in Seat 5.

Returning to council are Jack Edery (Seat 2), Leon Elfassy (3), Michael Goldwax (4), and Harvey Shaeffer (6).

Mayor William Steinberg and Cllr. GJ Nashen

Mayor William Steinberg and Cllr. GJ Nashen

Cote Saint-Luc Mayor Anthony Housefather along with myself and Councillors Ruth Kovac, Allan J. Levine and Dida Berku were in attendance to greet and congratulate our neighbouring municipality.

The Youth Seat members since the 90s: Anthony Housefather, Bonnie Feigenbaum, Warren Budning.

The Youth Seat members since the 90s: Anthony Housefather, Bonnie Feigenbaum, Warren Budning.

We look forward to many fruitful initiatives and good relations together with our neighbours. (Fixing the needlessly confusing no left turn signs on Fleet would be a good start. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself). We already cooperate in different areas such as recreation and snow dumping. Other possibilities lie ahead.

Acclaimed Cllr. Michael Goldwax delivers white glove service

Acclaimed Cllr. Michael Goldwax delivers white glove service

Meanwhile we congratulate the new council and wish you much success.

Jack Edery and GJ Nashen

Jack Edery and GJ Nashen