Strickland won 109 votes to Taylor’s 89.
Retaining their seats are councillors Keith Edmunds, Wallace Kinslow, Ashley Munden, Jason Keeping and Lydia Thorne. The one new council member is Kevin Hardy, who was second only to Munden in votes.
Here is the breakdown of votes:
Ashley Munden, 172
Kevin Hardy, 160
Lydia Thorne, 131
Jason Keeping, 131
Keith Edmunds, 124
Wallace Kinslow, 100
Newcomer Baine Hodder failed to secure a seat, winning only 53 votes.