A few cobwebs from the Thanksgiving long weekend notwithstanding, Tuesday will be a little different for town staff at the Municipal Office.

Clayton Harris takes over as Parry Sound’s CAO, replacing Rob Mens who after over 20 years with the municipality, is retiring, although not officially until October 12th.

Mens was given a heartfelt send-off by Parry Sound Town Council at his final council meeting as CAO last Tuesday night.

All of council praised the outgoing CAO for his work and dedication with the town and for his guidance and leadership helping new councillors learn the ropes.

Mayor Jamie McGarvey saved his comments for the end of the meeting citing Mens’s many contributions to the community and wishing him well on his future endeavours.