Sooke Council met on Monday, January 28, 2019. At that meeting, Council approved a District allocation of up to $500 from Council Contingency to pay for a memorial plaque for Cam Sullivan.
Related: GoFundMe set up for Cam Sullivan. A total of $21,400 of intended $10,000 was raised.
According to the staff report, Cam Sullivan, 29, died at a workplace accident at a worksite in Sooke on December 17, 2018. Mr. Sullivan, was an employee of one of the District’s contractors, instrumental in lighting the large living Christmas trees in the town center and at Municipal Hall each year.
The report deemed it fitting that Mr. Sullivan be honored for his contributions, not only for his contribution to Sooke’s seasonal adornment but also for his work removing hazard trees for the District of Sooke.
Staff propose the plaque be installed at the municipal hall adjacent to the grand fir at the entrance to the parking lot. Staff will work with Mr. Sullivan’s family to develop the appropriate wording for this plaque and invite Council and family for its unveiling at a later date.
The plaque will be installed at 2205 Otter Point Road.
Councillor Parkinson moved recommendation, which was seconded by Bateman. The motion carried with unanimous support from Council.
Mayor Maja Tait Acting Mayor Jeff Bateman, Councillors Al Beddows, Ebony Logins, Megan McMath, Brenda Parkinson and Tony St-Pierre.
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