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Kensington Mayor Gordon Coffin
KENSINGTON – The Town of Kensington continued its steady growth throughout 2012 and already is looking forward to welcoming a new provincial office and new employees to the community in the New Year.
Mayor Gordon Coffin said 2013 will mark new growth in the town
“The Agricultural Insurance Corporation is moving to Kensington which will be sometime in the late spring of 2013,” he said. “It’s just in the planning stages at the moment. They’re renovation the potato services building to accommodate it. That will bring in several dozen full-time employees.”
Coffin has faith in his newly elected council because of the experience they bring to the table.
“I was very relieved that five of my six former councillors re-offered and were re-elected and the other who got elected had been on council several terms before,” the mayor said. “So, we certainly have an experienced council which makes it great because it is only a two-year term. It would be harder for a couple of new councillors to get up to speed for just a two-year term. We can hit the ground running. Everybody is very involved already.”
Coffin said Kensington has experienced several new housing starts as the town continues to grow.
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