according to the November 20, 2013 Windsor Star, Julie Kotsis reported Amherstburg Town Council was split over the need for further financial auditing. Councillor DiPasquale’s motion to request an independent audit of the town’s financials was defeated as follows-
AGAINST: Councillors John Sutton, Carolyn Davies and Bob Pillon
FOR: Deputy Mayor Ron Sutherland, Councillors DiPasquale and Pouget
Hurst cast the deciding vote to oppose and called it the beginning of the “silly season” noting that an election was coming up next year.
At its January 20, 2014 town council meeting, a unanimous motion was carried to ask the ministry for an audit. Sutton is quoted in The Windsor Star, “I agree wholeheartedly that a more thorough investigation should be done … I totally agree that has to be 100 per cent public. “There can’t be anything hidden.”