Trevor Wilhelm, Windsor Star reports, in part, “Mayor Aldo DiCarlo confirmed Wednesday that three employees were escorted off town property on Monday. He would not confirm their names or why they were shown the door, but said town lawyer Susan Hirota has been “temporarily assigned” Miceli’s work.”
DiCarlo told the Star that the cancellation of Monday’s council meeting was a coincidence and unrelated to the turmoil.
“There were some report issues in the agenda,” he said. “It wasn’t a huge agenda. But unfortunately, one or two of the more important ones actually had some last minute questions that came up. Without being able to deal with that that night, we just felt like there wasn’t a point to have a meeting that night.”
Commentary by Linda Saxon
On February 27, 2018, I requested CAO John Miceli answer three questions for me to post to theburgwatch.
- Were any Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Police Service Advisors involved in the police costing process?
- Would you provide me with a copy of Berthiaume’s Completed Form as requested by the OPP?
- Would you confirm whether or not Council’s two motions to obtain an OPP costing were rescinded?
On March 1, I emailed Miceli, cc council, that if he was unavailable to respond to my media questions, if he would please forward them to someone who can.
Eight minutes later, Miceli responded:
“All of the questions that you are asking are in relation to an OPP costing process. As you may or may not know the Town did not request an OPP costing instead the Town developed an RFP dictating the minimum level of service requested from proponents. Council approved this method of procurement of services and the OPP was invited to participate in the process. The OPP elected not to respond to the Town’s RFP. All of this was disclosed in public reports. With that being the case I do not believe I can offer you any further information.”
Unsure that there had been any investigation into obtaining the requested documentation, I emailed Miceli back:
“If you review my questions, the first involves Ministry Advisors, as mentioned in the OACP Guidebook you relied on and i’m merely asking if any were involved in the police costing process, in other words, the costing process the town undertook.
i conclude from your response that Berthiaume never did complete the form for the OPP; did he complete an equivalent form for Windsor?
The third question, if you refer to it again, relates to council’s two motions to obtain an OPP costing and whether or not they were rescinded; council’s motions are not part of the OPP costing process, as you well know. “