CFN – Council is back tonight in Cornwall Ontario after their summer break and front and centre is a report for the process to replace Paul Fitzpatrick, the $1.4 Million Dollar man and subject of secret city investigation over his alleged conduct with another City Manager amongst other things….
Oddly enough the city is proposing that the personnel committee team (Councilors Thibault (the proven liar), Grant & Carr) up with Councilor Elaine MacDonald and the new Human Resources manager.
That’s a scary recipe for a messy decision. Because of the tentacles of guilt with most of Council supporting the CAO. The choice of adding MacDonald seems an out and out conflict of interest as she’s the President of the Labour Council. Would the loyalty of her decision perhaps be shaded towards a more labour friendly CAO candidate? Not that that would be an entirely bad thing, but shouldn’t there be a true attempt to move forward and away from the scandals that have embattled this council?
With the millions wasted a sounder concept would be hiring an outside agency. Of course last time the city did that for the CAO they didn’t really listen to the advice did they?
Bottom line is that if Cornwall is to erase the stink of Mr. Fitzpatrick’s mishaps they need to truly break from the corruption and secrecy and have the integrity, judgement, and ability that has sorely been lacking at City Hall.
Anything short of a home run could spell the end of Mayor Kilger’s service as Mayor.
In other council buzz for tonight’s meeting the City will be covering a report on a Code of Conduct. Again is this code about what’s been going on behind closed doors or just a muzzle for councilors that bring things to light as Councilor Rivette has? LINK
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