DOUG SCHMIDT, WINDSOR STAR reported on November 3, 2015 “An Amherstburg politician who once successfully sued his town for a half-million dollars after tripping on a sidewalk threatened to sue a constituent over alleged defamatory postings on Facebook.”
A photo of Councillor Rick Fryer is attached to the article.
Mayor Aldo DiCarlo commented that politicians should expect to be criticized by the people they represent and that such criticism can range from mild to offensive.
The Ombudsman found that council for the Town of Amherstburg violated the Municipal Act when it discussed bank signing authorities in closed session under the “personal matters” exception on December 10, 2014.
THE TWO MUNICIPALITIES THAT INSIST ON MUNICIPAL POLICE SERVICES INSTEAD OF OPP PAY FOR IT
the OPP had a communication system in place to serve the county, but amherstburg residents paid for leamington and then lasalle to dispatch. if lasalle is not interested, how much will another communication system cost for amherstburg if it amalgamated with windsor?
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Doug Schmidt reported in today’s Windsor Star that Ginette Brindle, regional director with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, said, “Our ministry will monitor the actions taken — we’re encouraging them to implement the 41 recommendations.”
A presentation was made at last night’s council meeting and as reported in the Windsor Star, the report was posted on the town’s website today.
From Julie Kotsis’ article: Coun. Diane Pouget wanted to set a date for a meeting to allow the public to comment on the report but withdrew her motion after several councillors said it would take time to digest the report.
Hurst said that first meeting with Deloitte would not be public. But afterward outside council chambers when asked by resident Rick Fryer if the meeting should be public, Brindle said yes.
“I would suggest it would be an open meeting, a public meeting,” Brindle said.
Council has to decide if it will accept or decline a $12M offer to purchase its share of Essex Power Corp. Read the full story in the The Windsor Star.
With the town facing an estimated $44 million debt, residents could face a double-digit tax increase this year as the town begins to come to grips with the shortfall; but what created the shortfall and where is the plan to address it, aside from a temporary fix?