Ok wakey, wakey, everyone!!!
We have our first council meeting of 2015 on Monday evening and the timing could not be any worse for Kathy Jeffery and Tim Fryer to be away on vacation apparently.
The agenda is here:
The first thing that jumped out at me is they are dealing with the airport development that Paul Bonwick the Mayors brother is fully entrenched in. Item #10 is pretty straight forward they are receiving and approving a report on the whole thing, which I guess council would do with or without the two missing councillors. But item #11 caught my eye as they are going “in camera” for more discussion on the airport proposal. They are discussing the fact that the town is selling two wedge shaped pieces of land and providing an easement along the rail line, which ties in with this airport proposal. I say nothing should be decided on buying or selling land until all members of council are at the table.
Another thing that jumped out at me was item #13. I knew this was coming. Deb Doherty told me at the swearing in ceremony that she would be revisiting this in the new year. That was actually going to be one of my 10 observations in the post covering the swearing in. But I decided against stealing her thunder as she was pretty pissed off by the whole affair. She is reintroducing the integrity commissioners report showing former DM Lloyd was in conflict of interest, to council. You remember the one that was unceremoniously booted out of the park by the voting bloc of the previous council, a week before the municipal election. Well guess what – It’s back!!! This is the reason why I voted for Deb she has the memory of an elephant, the staying power of the energizer bunny and more moves than ExLax. Also look at the date she is introducing the motion 19th January, so no missing important councillors. Nice start Deb!!!
Tomorrow is the Mayors levee which I will be attending. The crappy thing is I have had to go back and fix my “About this blog” spiel at the top of the page. I had no idea everyone is invited to the Mayors levee. If I see anything interesting or funny I will report back tomorrow evening.