A new trustee has been elected on Hornby Island, over four months after a local trustee resigned following allegations of a “personal nature.”
Hornby Island trustee Tony Law resigned on Oct. 25, 2018, after allegations of a “personal nature.” The allegations were never made public.
On March 2, Grant Scott won the byelection for an Islands Trust and Hornby Island representative. His term as local trustee for Hornby Island will end in November 2022.
“We welcome our newest trustee and look forward to working with him,” Peter Luckham, chair of the Islands Trust Council.
“Mr. Scott will take up his duties as part of the Hornby Island Local Trust Committee and as a member of the regional Trust Council after being sworn in.”
Local trustees sit on a three-member local trust committee that has the authority to make land use plans and regulations for their relevant local trust area. Trustees also sit on the regional Islands Trust Council, which considers broader policy, operational, and financial decisions.
The local trust areas include: Ballenas-Winchelsea, Denman, Gabriola, Galiano, Gambier, Hornby, Lasqueti, Mayne, North Pender, Salt Spring, Saturna, South Pender, Thetis and all the associated areas.