News Bancroft Council appoints new member SHARE ON: Andreas Pandikiu, contributor, Friday, May. 11th, 2018 From left to right: CAO Hazel Lambe stands with Bancroft's new Councillor John Kirby as he shakes Mayor Paul Jenkins' hand. Photo credit: Andreas Pandikiu - Moose FM. Bancroft Council now has a new member sitting at the table. Council voted in favour of appointing John Kirby to the role earlier today. He takes over a seat left vacant after Bill Kilpatrick resigned in March. Kirby says he’s grateful for the opportunity. //www.mybancroftnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Councillor-Kirby-1.mp3 The town says Kirby volunteers with a number of organizations. He also served one partial term before this in 2013 and 2014 after the death of a councillor. Kirby says he can bring quite a bit to the table for council and the people of Bancroft. //www.mybancroftnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Councillor-Kirby-2.mp3 Kirby was sworn into office today. Mayor Paul Jenkins says council is very happy to have him on board. Jenkins says council picked him based on a few criteria; he has experience, he is a Dungannon resident, he is not seeking re-election in October, and he has a proven interest in the community. The Mayor says these were important criteria because the next municipal election is just a few months away. Bancroft’s new Councillor John Kirby (Right) takes the oath of office, as dictated by CAO Hazel Lambe (Left). Photo credit: Andreas Pandikiu – Moose FM.