I remember there was some outside person that was hired to keep their eye on the ball with this project. I guess he got paid in full for his outstanding performance? Maybe even given a bonus? Im sure the director got one sweet severance. He's probably high-fiving it all the way to the bank, then after a nice long vacation, get hired in another Town somewhere...they all do. I don't think the Mayor is staying for another term Evelyn, so why would her care about giving us facts now. I'd like to hear from the other Councillors and what their take is on this whole shit show at the Ops center.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 3 February 2017 at 21:01
Being a Councillor is trickier than it seems. Decisions are made in the majority. Employee matters are protected, rightfully so, by privacy regulations. Councillors are bound by confidentiality.
Former Councillors continue to be bound in matters protecting the municipality.
I did support the director's appointment. He did not have the background I felt was essential.
Obviously others felt differently. John Abel was not a Councillor at the time. But others shared his
view that staff are there to ensure Councillors are re-elected.
I expect competent professional advice . Political decisions are the politician's domain
I found much of the director's advice unacceptable. Water rates, a treatment system for snow to remove salt and pathogens were two examples. There were others. At no time did I challenge his competence in a public meeting.
He was appointed at the beginning of the single Mormac term.
He kept the job during Mayor Dawe's time.
Twelve years in total .
He is no longer in the town's employ and not by his choice.
I contend qualifications for the job were not there from the beginning yet the compensation was second highest in the administration.
So who was/is responsible?
He did not appoint himself .
What he had to offer was what the majority decided they wanted.
They can't tell you why they changed their minds.
So you have to take what you know and make up your own minds .
I'm going to keep knitting but I do have to give my hands a break.