The Village of Morrin has an almost entirely new council going forward. Howard Helton, M'Liss Edwards and Robert Graham were elected by villagers on Oct. 16. A little over a week later, Howard Helton was appointed Mayor of the Village and M'Liss Edwards was appointed Deputy Mayor.
When asked about her plans for the upcoming four years, Edwards was quick to point out that the previous Council did a good job and that she and her fellow Councillors hope to continue their efforts.
"Plans for going forward: to continue the good work the Village has been doing and the infrastructure. We've had streets paved and sewers replaced. Things that have really benefited the Village," explained Edwards. "Continue to hold meeting that everyone can come to and making the Village as open and transparent as we can."
To increase transparency with the local government, Edwards hopes to bring the Village online.
"We have no website. That was one of my wishes for the Village, because people go looking for the Village [and] all they find is a Wikipedia notation of the Village and a Facebook page and those aren't enough -- as far as I'm concerned -- to showcase our little Village.
Getting Morrin a website is a top goal for Edwards, who points out it can be used to attract residents and businesses to the area.
"We have empty houses, both for sale and for rent. We have an excellent school, K-12 and other amenities [like] a beautiful arena. And, we want to showcase that to people, because it's a nice, little place to live."