Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "An Election Message Misunderstood":
This question does not relate directly to your post but I am trying to seek clarification about the infamous Morris lawsuit fees.
I believe I read in the paper that the town has paid invoices in the amount of $43,000.00 for our ex-mayor's legal services up to December 22nd? Is this correct?
Considering that the town's legal team is there to protect the corporation's interest, how does incurring the cost of legal fees for an individual protect the corporation? This is a legal suit brought by an individual against 3 (or more) individuals and yet the town has been on the hook for $43K.
Also the ex-mayor officially divested duties effective December 1st 2010 so why has the town paid legal bills up until December 22nd?
I feel very strongly that a member of council should table a motion to recoup this large amount of taxpayer money, which has been spent inappropriately and would like to see that tabled sooner rather than later.
I fail to see how blog comments directed at individuals, i.e. the ex-mayor, placed the entire corporation at risk. The comments represented personal opinions about an individual, not the corporation.
Could you please expalin all of this to me? Am I missing something here? $43K is not an amount to sneeze at and soon, I am sure, we will be facing a property tax increase as a result.