The new Espanola Economic Development Corporation moved one step further to creation with the appointment of the executive and directors.
The Town of Espanola has been working on creating the corporation for over a year.
This will allow the town latitude in moving on economic development projects and dealing with municipal properties.
Mayor Jill Beer says its creation will allow the municipality wider latitude that is not allowed under the Municipal Act, such as transferring properties, bringing in members of the business community to work on projects and more.
Beer says a motion was tabled at Tuesday’s meeting naming all of council as the directors of the corporation and filling the executive positions.
Bill Foster has been named President, Heather Malott as Vice-President, Paula Roque as Secretary and Cynthia Townsend as Treasurer.
With the unanimous passing of the motion, the legal paperwork can now be done to create the corporation, which is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.