The next Drumheller Town Council is going to have its work cut out for it if it's going to keep the town moving forwards.
That observation comes from outgoing mayor Terry Yemen, who is stepping down after two terms as a councillor and two more as mayor.
"Yes, there's some councillors that should be replaced," he told 99.5 Drum FM. "I probably didn't see the engagement that I would have expected to see or the leadership, so it's good that there are going to be choices."
While 16 people have put their names in for the six available town councillor spots, just two are vying to replace Yemen as mayor. The incumbent thinks that might have to do with the time commitments associated with the job.
"It's a lot, especially in a small town because you're so visible," he noted. "When people phone and they ask for the mayor to come out on a Sunday afternoon they're looking for the mayor, they're not looking for the deputy mayor, they're not looking for a replacement councillor, they're looking for the mayor."
No matter who wins the mayor and council elections, Yemen believes the next council has some decent sized shoes to fill.
"They're not inheriting a town in bad shape, not ecnomic shape, not financial shape,. You may hear contrary during the campaign, but this town's in pretty damned good shape."