Rivette Storms out of Budget Meeting Over Fire Panel Upgrade – Is Kilger Council Putting Seniors Safety Last at Glen Stor Dun Lodge

Rivette Storms out of Budget Meeting Over Fire Panel Upgrade – Is Kilger Council Putting Seniors Safety Last at Glen Stor Dun Lodge

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CFN – Councilor Andre Rivette is one of the few on Council that puts his money where his mouth is when it comes to seniors in Cornwall Ontario.  First off he is one now!   Second, his work on trying to save Cornwall General in spite of Mayor Kilger saying he’s not married to the facility helped show his dedication to the health and safety for Seniors in our community and especially at Glen Stor Dun Lodge.

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Which is why he was upset and stormed out of the budget meeting after the budget committee voted down his motion to take monies out of reserves to take care of the fire control panel needs, a system that stopped being produced 21 years ago!

 

Good Afternoon 

I’m requesting the following information in regards to the Fire Panel Update/Inspection report date 2013/07/12. 
The report dated Feb. 22,2013 was given to Council this morning. 

I want to once again voice my concerns in regards to not taking action to address what I believe is a health and safety concerns at the Glen Stor Dun Lodge. I’m requesting you provide me with the following; 

Confirmation letter from our insurance carrier that we are in compliance an that they endorse the action taken in regards to this report and we have done our due diligence. 

I would also ask that our fire service provide us with a letter after their inspection of the location and review the concern as indicated in the report by Simplex Grinnell and their recommendations. 

I’m requesting both these additional reports be in writing and that copies of these letters be forwarded to Mayor and Council ASAP 

Your attention to my request would be greatly appreciated 

Councillor Andre Rivette

The motion was moved by Councilor Rivette, seconded by Gerry Samson, another senior, with a recorded vote. Councilors  Denis Carr, Denis Thibault, Bernadette, Elaine MacDonald, Glen Grant, and Dave Murphy voted against.   Absent were Syd and Maurice Dupelle.

So if anything happens at Glen Stor Dun Lodge, a facility the Mayor’s own mother resides in, this year voters know who cares about being fiscally prudent and about Senior care and safety and who doesn’t.

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Mary Anne Pankhurst
Member

this is extremely frightening, if not an abomination.

I’ll bet even the SPCA premises have up-to-date fire protection.

Surely there is some greater power to help protect the people who live and work at the lodge (?)

And now the council members who voted “against” are on record with this hanging over their heads. Even if they don’t give a hoot about peoples’ loved ones, they should be smart enough to choose the right politics

bigfellow
Guest
You know,you see these old turkeys sitting at the coucil table and think that at any day or months from now they maybe looking for at a place in the sun, at the “Glen” or maybe a relative of theirs is living there and an incident happens, like a fire were to occur and no warning bells do not go off due to aged equiptment , why is it that people like these in the position that they are in, always turn a blind eye to a problem like this? I hope it never happens,but, it seems that it is… Read more »
Sick of Stupidity
Guest

@bigfellow

Please join us at the council meeting Monday night at 6:45pm. We are calling for all residents to come out to say that we citizens have had enough of this crap!

City RN
Guest
Yet again, Andre Rivette is dead on right!!! You don’t fool with those things! A fire in a store or a house is bad enough, but when hundreds of seniors would have to be evacuated on lifts and in wheelchairs by skeleton staff…..that is crazy! I really don’t care if Kilger’s mother lives there or not……somebody’s parents do and somebody’s mother, brother, sister etc work there. Bob it doesn’t take a high school education to figure out this one, it takes common sense! Before paying out any more tax dollars to high price lawyers on our dime, think rational for… Read more »
cornwalllaughter
Guest

Full well knowing the potential of a fire should be enough to change the panel at any cost, my God, life means nothing to these selfserving (MODERATED).

What I’d like to know is how they are convinced nothing will happen (fire). Mr. Mayor, you’re own mother is there and you sir should be ashamed for putting her life in a potential harmful situation.

Maybe council could ask Menaugh, Fitzpatrick to pay for it.

Cornwall, wake up, seriously stand up and demand change now, how long can this BS continue. Cornwall is falling apart.

W.R. Parisien
Guest

IMO, Andre is correct. The residents at the Lodge, are our most vulnerable citizens. They must feel secure & safe, at all times ! The report clearly shows, that their are issues, with the fire panel . In such cases, you would hope, that Council would error on the side of caution ? Please reconsider & replace the fire panel forthwith !

concerned citizen 2
Guest

Will this be the proverbial straw that breaks the camels back?

Does this city need a tragedy to demand a change of leadership???

Come on Cornwall, wake up & stand up for our seniors!!!!!

Sick of Stupidity
Guest

Oh I’ll be there! They are going to know that they will no longer get away with all of their incompetence and games. Putting our elderly at risk of going up in flames is the last straw!!!

jules
Guest
Kilger is nuts to the core and I fully agree with André Rivette about storming out and I can tell all of you first hand that it is mighty dangerous if fire alarms, wiring, etc. is not in good order. I live in a high rise building and the owner of my building had to do some wiring this year and the fire alarm kept going off on its own without anyone doing anything to it. The owner had to get things up to date. We all had to take the stairs down many flights and many of us helped… Read more »
jules
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During a fire one cannot use elevators and people would have to be taken down by the stairs even on stretchers or they would be cooked. Elevators do not work when the fire alarms go off and I know that since I live in a high rise building. The fire department never came to this address ever before here in Ottawa. We have very good tenants and the building is privately owned and not by a stupid corporation. The owner keeps everything up at par as best as he can. He and his brothers own the place and want to… Read more »
Mike Bedard
Guest
I have two comments: 1) Due to the age of the panels and the tenure of Mr. Rivette, I good educated guess would say that these panels have not met code for some time! Why would Andre only make a stink now? When he has been a councillor for so long and has never mentioned any concern before? 2) We do have a tight budget and shame on those such as Donna Derouchie for letting this matter reach this point! Also, the lodge has a NEW leader in Norm Quenneville who is doing an excellent job and is very well… Read more »
jules
Guest
I really do think that Bob Kilger’s (MODERATED) brain and is in a terrible deterioration that he can no longer hold that job. The “clan” called councellors have fried their brains as well what little they had in the beginning. Never would I have voted for any of these brainless clowns around that table not one except for André Rivette and I know this man personally and know the family and their good integrity. Never ever have I seen such a brainless bunch of mush. I even think that the police department needs an overhaul as well. I have bookmarked… Read more »
Sick of Stupidity
Guest

Jules come on out to the Council meeting Protest begins at 6:45 Monday(Feb 25th). Strength in numbers will show that we are not taking this anymore!!!!!

Believe Me
Guest

Andre’s request to have a further report from our FIRE DEPT most certainly makes sense to me . The Fire panel & other components need replacement & that is not in question what is in
question is MONEY & WHEN . The Fire Dept report would perhaps
inform us if & how many False alarms have caused our Fire DEPT
to respond to Glen Stor Dun Lodge . If this be the case what
has this cost us ? Regarding costs are they not shared with the
united counties ? Please Council reconsider your position

David Oldham
Guest
I read the above report to the Budget Steering Committee prepared by Norm Quenneville and noted the following; The current panel has been tested and is functional. That costs to upgrade the system as recommended do not have to occur, necessarily, all in one fiscal period (panel first That time is required to properly tender the project and consult where required. In the absence of a damning report from the desk of the Fire Chief indicating that the residents of the lodge are presently at above normal risk levels it would appear that preparing for the next budget is an… Read more »
jules
Guest
“Sick of Stupidity” I wish to God that I would be with you tomorrow – oh how I wish that but I can’t make it. One thing is that I will be there in spirit and praying as well. We all need to do something and yes it is mighty expensive to bring the Glen up to date but if one can afford a 3 pad hockey rink with all the amenities then why not bring the much more important things up to date. People do not need arenas when people’s lives are at stake. Believe me folks when the… Read more »
jules
Guest
“Mike Bedard” you may think that André is just doing something political to walk out of the council but I can tell you that he isn’t doing this just for politics but he has a personal agenda in this as well and he wants a place for his elderly mother as well. Nobody wants to place their loved ones in a place that can be hazardous. Anybody who lives in a high rise building with alarms going off can tell you how dangerous that is and when there are elderly and handicapped people in them it becomes a treacherous place… Read more »
Mike Bedard
Guest

Hi Jules,

Thank you for the advice. My opnion of Andre is that he has noble intentions but tends to overreact to ensure people don’t forget about him come election time!

I am in no way considering running for mayor and if I was such a follower than why would I call for resignation almost a year ago?

Please read my article below:

http://cornwallfreenews.com/2012/04/open-mike-by-mike-bedard-i-think-it-is-time-for-bob-kilger-to-resign-as-mayor/

However Jules I believe you too must “Open Your Eyes!” and call a spade a spade and look at the true intentions of each individuals actions including yourself!

Jason
Guest

The city really needs to get out of the long-term care business…

jules
Guest
Mike Bedard I did read the article and yes you called out Kilger to step down. Mike when people are sick especially with serious illnesses like cancer, heart and other such things they can no longer think clearly. Years ago Kilger was a good person but somehow the man went astray with his corrupted “clique” friends and he could no longer focus on his work. Kilger acted like a child or a snitch behind André’s back including the council and you would think that council would be intelligent enough not to get involved or stand up and tell the mayor… Read more »
Wow!
Guest

Mike Bedard can’t “rise” to the challenge. Send him to Alba.

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