Mayor Aldo DiCarlo Lone Decision-maker of River Lights Extension

January 29, 2022: Mayor Aldo DiCarlo answered the questions asked of all members of council; Councillor Prue answered in the previous post.

Since we would not have a meeting until after the original end date, and in response to residents who contacted myself and council, I asked administration to extend the duration of River Lights.  The announcement was well received and I did not receive any negative responses.

I cannot speak for all of council but I was aware that the date to pass a by-law regarding the voting method was May 1, 2022.  I believe the Clerk addressed the error in the report with you.

As with past elections, the town will ensure that any form of voting will be fully accessible.

questions to all members of council January 28, 2022:

i haven’t received a response from the interim CAO, so i’m writing to inquire what the decision making process was to extend the river lights display through January 2022. i can’t locate any minutes of meeting where this decision was made.

vote 2022 – were you aware that the date to pass a by-law regarding the voting method was May 1, 2022, not May 1, 2021 as mentioned in the Report to council by the interim clerk?

Mayor DiCarlo hasn’t responded to my question regarding the basis for media comments, so i’m writing to inquire why you voted in favour of in-person voting when it’s the costliest, most labour intensive and least safe method during a pandemic? Despite being shielded at council chambers, you hold virtual meetings and the town still is in a state of emergency due to the pandemic, is it not? will you ensure all polling stations and the voting process are accessible to persons with disabilities?

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