It was an early 5PM start for the Special Council meeting, mainly for 314 Main St. E., that was rescheduled from last week. Despite the dinner hour, the delegations representing the residents of Lawrence Avenue and the developer (Branthaven) were ready, willing and able to put their best points forward to Council.Continue reading
While many have raised questions both publicly and on social media about the actions of the Town’s CAO, an online media outlet in Brampton today posted an in-depth article that captures Mr. Schlange’s movements and hiring practices.
From his early days at Fort Erie to his current tenure in Grimsby, the article takes a long and factual look at where the CAO has been and who he brought along for the ride.
You can read the full post at the Bramptonist by clicking this link here.
It came as a surprise to many on Council in February when the 2021 budget was presented and the 2020 revenue for “Freedom of Information” fees was revealed. The Town had estimated it would take in $50 in these fee revenues for 2020… but they actually took in $3,989. That’s almost an 8,000% (yes, eight-thousand percent) increase compared to estimated revenue.Continue reading
Welland’s new Integrity Commissioner, Deborah Anschell of ADR Chambers told Council there that blocking constituents on social media might contravene the city’s Code of Conduct. The Integrity Commissioner cited a recent case in York, where a complaint was filed by a constituent who had been blocked by a member of Council simply because the resident was critical.Continue reading
It was bad enough last year when West Lincoln Mayor Dave Bylsma offered less than acceptable comments regarding LGTBQ, Pride and Black Lives Matter, but he apparently has sunk to a new low. In this particular incident, Mr. Bylsma felt it appropriate to ask a woman if her recent COVID-19 vaccination was affecting her menstrual cycle.Continue reading
Mayor Jordan began last Monday’s meeting talking about a national initiative on emergency preparedness. The theme this year was “Be Ready For Anything”… fitting words considering what was to follow.
If you missed the meeting and don’t want to watch the 4+ hour event, you can find the more digestible version of the interesting events in this post. The meeting had a little bit of everything, drama, action, comedy… better than
It was a very special evening on Monday night, with a Special Council meeting that largely focused around the special subject of “Banking Signing Authorities”. Interestingly enough, “authority” or a lack thereof seems to have been the essence of the lively discussion.Continue reading
As mentioned in our previous post, a petition requesting the Province look into recent actions of Grimsby CAO Mr. Harry Schlange, is now gaining steam in the media. Local talk-radio station CKTB had an interview this morning with Grimsby resident Mark Kossek, who started the petition which has garnered nearly 1,000 signatures to date.Continue reading
What happens when you step away from the computer for a day? When it comes to issues at the Town… a whole lot apparently! This day has been a media (and social media) smörgåsbord with the CAO, Harry Schlange and the Councillors who rally behind him… as the main course.Continue reading
A late addition to tonight’s Committee of the Whole agenda is interesting correspondence from the Town’s legal firm, Aird & Berlis. In the letter, John Mascarin provides legal clarification on a recent motion ordering the Mayor to pay $1,302.62 due to a breach of the Code of Conduct that was deemed by the IC as being “trivial and without consequence”.Continue reading