"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday 18 April 2011

Westhill Costs...Legal and Consultant Fees

I asked for them this morning.Received them this afternoon.

A straighforward request. A straighforward response.

How refreshing.

Starting in November 2007 to date, legal fees (including expenses for court reporter at the OMB hearing) are $488,404.42.

From April 30th 2007 to date consultant costs for the Westhill matter are $16,678.35

Total for both, legal and consultant $649,082.77

There is no reference to court costs for the five failed attempts to argue a consolidated board hearing was necessary .

I  expect they will be additional . I will check tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

let this monument to waste be an example to all who follow and especially to those policy makers in the province that believe a four year term of office for municipal politicians was a good idea, The cost of bad judgment and misguided patronizing logic like this can all but bankrupt a small town,

Anonymous said...

Legal fees for the previous council will be the death of this town. Suits flying in different directions; OMB hearings - it's crazy.

My reccomendation to a lawyer - get a job at the Town of Aurora.

Anonymous said...