Councillors attend the presentation to outgoing Warden Rodney Cooney, November 29, 2018 (Photo: Mary Thomas/Quinte News)
As it wound up the final session of its term Thursday, Hastings County council was told it had been “wildly successful.”
CAO Jim Pine pointed to County council’s record in providing 207 new housing units, and providing 20 doctors for 16,000 people.
He noted the county had found 29,576 full-time or part-time jobs for Ontario Works clients since 2007.
Pine said the warden and councillors had set the “course for new development”, and “set a new course for tourism and business.”
Following the meeting, outgoing Warden Rodney Cooney told Quinte News the county had played a role in the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus.
He said it’s a way for the 13 counties to speak to federal and provincial ministers.
Cooney, an eight year veteran on county council, said being warden of Hastings County for the last two years was the”highlight ” of his elected career.