St.Thomas council still needs to decide what option they would like to pursue when replacing outgoing Alderman Sam Yusuf. A report to council indicated they couild appoint a person to fill lthe vacancy or hold a by-election. A decision needs to be made 60 days after the intent to resign is made public. Though council lhas yet to take action on this, the item did spark some questions from Alderman Mark Cousins regarding online voting or by a mail system.
CAO Wendell Graves indicated his office is currently conducting research on this topic and a report will be coming to council no later than the beginning of May to address voting options.