Lake Country Mayor James Baker hopes to get moving quickly on some projects with the civic election out of the way.
He’s gratified that voters felt he deserved another term in office.
But his opponent, relative unknown Barry Rhodes, finished only 217 votes behind him.
“I know there’s always people who think change is great and that was his campaign pretty much that he’s there for change and I was there for experience.”
Baker says people obviously voted for experience but admits there was a vote for change and he’ll take that into the next term.
He says there are things he wants to get done and is confident his council with two new members can hit the ground running.
“We have a couple of developments that we’ve started. I’d liked to see them through, particularly our downtown affordable housing project.”
That project is contingent upon getting provincial and federal money.
Baker says it’s important to get applications in quickly for grant money.