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The Rangers have a new home. It is time to decide, sensibly,
what to do with the left-overs. As Morris put it so gracefully, " Give the
kiddies a place to play ". That was an ignorant remark about the Rangers then
and remains so today. All property in town should be inventoried and the excess
sold off or rented. Aurora needs in-coming revenue badly.
Municipalities have no right to be . We exist because some services and choices are best made at the municipal level.
We are not partners with the Province. We are " little brothers"
We can be kicked around.
Cost of many services are shared with the Province. For fair decisions ,there needs to be some sense of financial ability.
Not all municipalities are financially equal .
It's why the inventory of assets was determined to be an important factor .
Holding surplus property is neither wise nor desirable.
The landlord role is equally frowned upon.
There is no justification for holding property not required for the town's purpose.
We were using the hydro building for an eminently sensible purpose.
The parks department was turfed out to provide a place for the Queen's York Rangers.
Many of the former Mayor's friends were appointed to committees and became Chairmen.
Competent Councillors were bypassed.
Council was disrespected.
Top level staff positions were filled without following the recruitment process required by the Municipal Act.
Staff were transferred from the Region to town positions as "interim " and confirmed on a permanent basis.
Councillor, More Righteous Than Thou, Ballard became Chairman of the Economic Advisory Committee. He was then able to claim authority and aligns himself with the previous administration.
Towards the end of the term, the former Mayor directed staff to
prepare a report on "volunteers contributions" on various advisory committees.
And so it was done. . Such a volume was gathered, a request followed for a condensed version.
That too was done.
How many hours of staff time it took is not known.
It proved to be without purpose in the losing circumstance that followed.