City of Melfort

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City of Melfort

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In July of 1902 the Melfort, Saskatchewan town-site was surveyed. Soon afterward, in April of 1904, the first ratepayers' meeting was held to discuss village affairs. The village grew quickly and in 1907 Melfort was declared a town. In the same year, on July 16th, the first local election was held and the following positions were filled: Mayor- G. B. Johnston, Councilors- Dr. Hatton, J. T. Carney, Wm Armstrong, J. J. Greenwood, and Duff Nesbitt. In 1980 Melfort was declared a city under the mayorship of Arnold Orr. Melfort currently has a population of approximately six-thousand people. The city has three standing council committees: Planning & Development, Legislative & Finance, and Works & Utilities and eight departments: Administration, Finance, Planning, Economic Development, Leisure Services, Protective Services, Public Works, Utilities.

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