"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

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Just Give Us The Facts,

Tim the Enchanter has left a new comment on your post "It's About Service":

For those who may be interested.

Council minutes
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

5. PL12-039 – Award of Contract – Consultant Retainer for the Southeast Old Aurora Heritage Conservation District Study

Moved by Councillor Ballard Seconded by Councillor Humfryes

THAT report PL12-039 be received; and
THAT the Request for Proposal (RFP) be awarded to Bray Heritage to undertake the Southeast Old Aurora Heritage Conservation District Study to an upset limit of $67,425.00, excluding taxes; and
THAT the Mayor and Town Clerk be authorized to execute the necessary agreement with respect to the award of the contract, including any and all ancillary documents required to give effect to same.
Council Meeting Minutes
On a recorded vote the motion CARRIED.
VOTING YEAS: Councillors Abel, Ballard, Gaertner, Gallo,Humfryes,
and Thompson, and Mayor Dawe

VOTING NAYS: Councillor Buck

Oddly enough the Northeast Special Neighbourhood was on the agenda the previous month when council voted to take out the traffic chicanes.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

THAT Tender IES2012-59 – Traffic Calming Alterations – Mark Street & Walton Drive be awarded to C. Valley Paving Ltd. in the amount of $59,945.00, excluding taxes; and Council Meeting Minutes

THAT funding for this project be provided from the Roads Repair and
Replacement Reserve; and

THAT the Mayor and Town Clerk be authorized to execute the necessary Agreement, including any and all documents and ancillary agreements required to give effect to same; and
THAT staff report back to Council regarding additional information
on mitigating some of the other traffic calming measures.


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Posted by Tim the Enchanter to Our Town and Its Business at 9 March 2014 09:03


Anonymous said...

Ah, back in the days when we had a Clerk with confidence and experience.

Anonymous said...

OMG..I thought it would be another $25-30,000 study which would be bad enough. Thanks for the info Enchanter, it's very much appreciated. But seeing the a actual cost and the approval...I'm sorry I asked. Sickening.

Anonymous said...

No wonder they acted so gob-smacked. They were all expecting it to be easy. Carry on, Councillor Buck.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see a complete list of all contracts awarded to consultants since December 1, 2010.

The list should show the name of the consultant, the project for which the retainer was made, the cost of the the fee, the recommendation in the report, the cost of fulfilling the report, and what part, if any, of each individual contract was actually carried out. Finally whether the work was completed over or under the dollar amount proposed by the consultant, i.e. as budgeted.

This is all public information and Council should arrange to publish this on the town's website.

Failure to do so is a gross breach of accountability and transparency.

Anonymous said...

christopher explains why we do not know what happens in town and how much it costs for our ignorance

Anonymous said...

This might actually be entertaining to watch. I guess if you are going to go out in a boat, you should know how to bail. I'm not sure councillors considered that possibility.

Anonymous said...

I hope the group opposing this project realize that these councillors are going to try very hard to just keep on trucking. I had no idea that they were all so involved. This cannot be blamed upon staff or lack of communications. It is likely going to be a real tussle.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be able to stomach that $ amount. I've personally have heard enough to know that we need a new Mayor and 7 new councillors.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes it is enough to just shuffle the deck. We are going to have to try for a new one ----again.

Anonymous said...

I invite everyone here to go back four years on this blog and read some the flowery posts about some of the current council members.

One thing is sure. You never get what you think you are going to get and it is usually worse.

Careful what you wish for, you may get it.

Anonymous said...

Be careful what you wish for.