Reeve: James Isidore McDermott (Official Reeve). No councillors. Secretary-Treasurer: A. E Cunning.
Jan. 9/1919 - Acting Minister of Municipal Affairs appointed James Isidore McDermott, Merchant, Official Administrator for 1919 because no Councillors had been elected.
Feb. 25/1919 - Percy Spencer, Sec. Tres., to the Minister of Public Works asking if the ratepayers of the Village have a Council because the taxes are all paid out in salaries instead of improvements.
March 4/1919 - Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs to Percy Spencer, Sec. Tres., Coalhurst Local Union #1189, informing Mr. Spencer that his letter of February 25, 1919 had been addressed to the wrong department and inform the Union that the Government wants all Council to be elected but no nomination had been made in Coalhurst but inspector would investigate the matter.
May 5/1919 - A. D. Fidler, Inspector to John Perrie, Deputy Minister, reported he met with the President and Secretary Treasurer of the United Mine Workers of Coalhurst and explained to them why an Official Reeve had been appointed and also explained to them that the Union did not represent the rate payers as the majority of the members are not rate payers and suggested to them that the taxpayers should petition for an election of Council. The Inspector informed the Deputy Minister that Mr. McDermott was willing to act as Official Reeve and he was preparing the assessment for the year. He would call a rate payers meeting to see if a Council could be formed. The miners are in the majority as far as voting, but only pay one-third of the taxes and they are anxious to control affairs.
Dec. 2/1919 - A. R Cunning to Deputy Minister informing the Deputy Minister that no nominations were received for Councillors at the regular nomination meeting and the only electors present were J. I. McDermott and D. H. Quigley.
Dec. 17/1919 - A. E Cunning to the Deputy Minister informing him that Mr. J. 1. McDermott was willing to continue to act as Official Administrator for 1920.
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