City Council created a policy which ensured that the city’s advertising dollars would not be spent with any company that allows anonymous posts or comments!
To this date however the largest amount of spending with media and advertising sites is with the Cornwall Standard-Freeholder.
The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder has anonymous comments in its point of view section, just above the letter to the editors, and still allows anonymous posts on-line!
Who is responsible for such a shameful display of ignorance? Not only is the policy set forth not being adhered to but it should never have been created in the first place!
Mayors Personal Expenses should be looked at closer!
The mayor is back to health which is good for the City. With all of City Halls mishaps and gigantic blusters this term coming to light no one else could do damage control like the old referee!
A concerned citizen asked about this: Mayor Kilger has spent a lot of his budget early in to the year and I am sure he will surpass the budget set forth but some statements about his spending don’t add up (pardon the pun)!
When discussing the Mayors spending our CFO (Chief Financial Officer) said this: Financial services manager Maureen Adams added that the mayor sits on numerous boards – such as the Association of Municipalities of Ontario – that requires extra travel and costs.
The concerned citizen asked me “Does AMO not cover expenses?” Which I do not know but I hope not or we have a serious problem! If AMO does and the mayor is double dipping then all credibility would be lost!
Either way it does not matter! Bob Kilger would have had to hand in a nomination form and volunteered to be part of this board he was not required to be on any AMO committee! Since when does the mayor and for that matter any councilor get to spend City Tax Dollars on whatever he wants? Mr. Kilger you volunteered so you pay the costs out of your salary!
$650,000 Shortfall should be taken more seriously!
Our highly respected CFO dropped a bomb shell on City Councilors this week! Informing them that we are $650,000 over budget! Although it only amounts to less then 1% of the budget it should still be taken seriously!
“This is less than 1% of our overall budget (of $155 million),” he said. “As far as I’m concerned, this is nothing and it’ll be dealt with.”
I have been watching every council meeting and I will say Mr. Thibault is one the most level headed Councilors. However, Mrs. Adams has it right.
Mrs. Adams mentioned to Council that she will be sending a memo out to all departments requesting any possible cuts to ensure we end the year on or closer to budget the current – $650,000.
Should that not have been the first thing on everyone’s mind and since when does City Council have a carte-blanche to do whatever they please with our money? I would hope our tax dollars and the concern for how our money is being spent is taken more seriously or is it this elderly group simply does not care anymore and has grown tired?
We are over budget! This could have been averted if Law suits, expenses and our Council/Mayor were on top of things! Council and the Mayor is out of touch with our societies trends and lack the foresight needed to make proper decisions due to their long tenures which reinforces, in their minds, their beliefs!
Time for a Change!
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