CFN – Hurricane Hart might be upgraded to Tornado after the Deputy Mayor of South Stormont reacted to the Integrity commissioner Robert Swayze’s report regarding her behavior towards staff and council.
Ms Hart reacted by calling the Standard Freeholder’s Greg Peerenboom over to her farm and giving him an earful even though the report was not meant to be public until November 27, 2013. Only the Mayor & Deputy Mayor had received it leaving the majority of council caught unaware and flat footed.
Integrity commissioner Robert Swayze has decided to warn Hart over two specific incidents: speaking to media about confidential personnel issues, and violating interpersonal behaviour conduct with other South Stormont council members.
“If in the future, I receive another valid complaint that she continues to harass the mayor (Bryan McGillis) or other persons she deals with as a councillor, I will impose sanctions against her,” Swayze said in a conclusion.
Deputy Mayor Hart spoke with CFN this afternoon.
I think it’s council against me.
We also spoke with Mr. Stan Stasko of Canadian Bio Pellet Inc. regarding the proposed plant and he stated that council over all had been supportive and that he’s excited and working hard still to bring the project to South Stormont but was dismayed that any elected official would behave in the manner that the Deputy Mayor has; especially in front of a potential investor. He continued that even though the markets went soft in 2008/09 he still expects the project to eventually move forward.
The South Stormont Procedural By Laws state that:
In Section 10.3 it indicates that
“insofar as is practicable, Council agendas along with supporting material shall be prepared and made available to Members on theFriday prior to a regular meeting”
Asked for comment Mayor Bryan McGillis said that he would consult with council, senior management and possibly Integrity Commissioner Swayze.
What do you think dear viewers of CFN? Has the Deputy Mayor crossed the line and gone too far? You can post your comments below.