"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 3 March 2014

Minutes of a meeting compose the record.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Difficult to Construct and Easily Misconstrued. DC...":

Can someone post the recorded vote. I understand it was 4 councillors yes and 4 no with the Mayor breaking the tie.

I am sure Abel was a yea and Buck a nay. I would like to have clarity on the how the remainder voted

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 3 March 2014 11:1


A recorded vote forms part of the record of a meeting. It can be found in the minutes of the meeting.

The purpose of requesting a recorded vote is to ensure one's vote on an issue is a matter of record.

For this vote, Councillors Abel,Thompson,Humphreys and Pirrie voted  Yea.

Councillors Buck, Gaertner,Gallo and Ballard voted Nay.


Anonymous said...

Not for the first time. It's funny - and ironic - how many times you vote in agreement with the Morrisite trio.

Anonymous said...

Do you not think it is time to give up on the Morrisite dead-horse ?

Anonymous said...

Sure, 13:46, right after Councillor Buck does. So much of what has motivated her in this term is directly connected to the just previous one.

It's not a "dead horse" to everyone.

KA-NON said...

Funny and ironic as it is, @12:57, it is evidence of at least one thing - Evelyn does not take contrary positions to that group out of spite or vengeance.

One theory for the votes to line up the way you note is to recognize that the trio to which you refer DO seem to regularly vote, en-masse, contrary to the Mayor. This, one might interpret is in the interests of the former power base, elected or otherwise, with or without future political aspirations. A by-product of this voting (anti) pattern is that whenever the Mayor takes an ill-advised position on a matter, and the Trio (predictably) vote against him, they are likely to be in line with Evelyn, who more often than not, owing to her experience-based judgment and her lack of "beholdeness" (word?) to special interests, gets it right.

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Anonymous said...

Your too funny! Right!...but funny

Anonymous said...

I beg to disagree, 14:25. There was necessary clean-up early in the term. For the most part, it got done. What has occurred since is the result of current councillors for whatever reasons.

Anonymous said...

I think people are fooling themselves if they think the Morris regime is gone .... gee I wonder who was behind "Town Clowncil" .......

Anonymous said...

" Councillor Ballard has left the building"