Recorded in the minutes of the March 24th 2009 Council Meeting, is an announcement by the Mayor, of a Fundraiser for the July 1st Parade at the Aurora Legion. to be held on March 26th. The annual event had been organised by a sub-committee of the town's leisure services committee. Councillor Ron Wallace had been chair of the committee. Volunteers were its backbone.
The last fundraiser had proceeds of $11,000 or thereabouts. Part of the evening's entertainment was a silent auction of donated items.
The St,Kitt's woman, new chair of the July 1st committee, came to a budget meeting and stated the parade budget was $12,000.
The record of March 24th council meeting, notes a letter received from St Kitts and a motion by Councillor MacEachern to increase the amount for the parade from $8,000 to $10.000.
Subsequently, no proceeds were reported from the July 1st fundraiser on March 26th.No financial accounting of revenue and expenditures provided.
Questions were later posed on the Aurora Citizen Blog. My impression was the silent auction was the issue. Those who made donations wanted to know the auction had been a success.
No answers were provided.
The organising committee was a sub-committee of council. I felt the town should be able to provide answers. My own efforts to follow the money produced no satisfactory answers.
Instead St Kitts came to public forum of a council meeting and was given carte blanch by the former Mayor, despite the solicitor's attempt to prevent it, to heap unfounded and unsubstantiated allegations of wrong doing against a councillor ,moi.
I was accused of making allegations against her family business on my blog and she publicly vowed her intent to file a complaint under the Code of Conduct with the newly appointed Integrity Commissioner..
I have done a search on the Citizen Blog, to re-discover the questions posed by citizens at the time. With no success. Anonymity prevails.
Therein my dilemma.
I would appreciate receiving any information on the topic.
Nothing serious turns upon it.
But it would be useful .