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"Two invoices. in the amount of $43,000 for legal services provided to the former Mayor had been received. They had not been paid."
"Council did not authorise litigation and Council should not authorise payment for fees to pay for litigation."
So what are you saying then Councillor Buck , Have or have not these invoices been paid , Based on what you stated here it seems there is little doubt they should not be paid . Please Do Tell!
As of December 22nd 2010, two invoices had been received from solicitors retained by the town by direction of Council and subsequently retained by the former mayor to file suit against three residents.
The invoices had not been paid.
I understand, though I did not read it myself, an official statement has been made on behalf of the town, that the invoices will be paid.
I do not acknowledge that position.
I believe, since Council did not authorize, as required,litigation to proceed, the town is not obligated to pay the amount of the invoices.
It is a matter for council to decide after a full briefing on all the facts.
At this point, I have no idea when that will happen.
RTB has a comment that we are all blinded by hatred of the former Mayor.
RTB was first person to report Councillor Granger, in answer to a question by himself at his door, during the campaign, denied any knowledge of a law suit against residents.
I volunteered the Councillor was being honest. RTB argued against the possibility.
His comment about the depth of hostility towards the former Mayor has substance.
The fact is, when the average person casts a vote in a candidate's favour, it is a
mark of trust more than confidence.
When a voter believes trust has been betrayed, reaction is powerful. Yes, it borders on hatred. Like criticism engendered by unpopular decisions, it is an occupational hazard but with far greater consequences.
I never understood why the Mormac Regime believed they could do the things they did, and people could become aware of them and there would be no consequences.
Politics is serious business.