CFN – Robert Menagh was
thrown under the bus relieved as Human Resources manager
by the City of Cornwall.
The City via CAO Paul Fitzpatrick released a brief memo today to the media.
Mr. Menagh had a low profile using up his vacation weeks after the stir before the holidays when news of the Diane Shay settlement hit the media.
It was suggested that the secret city council meetings that violate the Ontario Municipal Act were dealing with this mess that has cost the city as much as One Million dollars between settlements and penalties to Ms Shay and legal bills as well as the possible
connection to Ms Donna Derouchie leaving her position at Glen Stor Dun Lodge; the Senior’s residence where the drama started.
The city has also been in the news of late regarding its Online Advertising policy that has been suggested to be a penalty for newspapers like CFN for publishing stories about this and other issues?
Mr. Fitzpatrick had not responded to email queries about any settlement with Mr. Menagh as of press time.
The City of Cornwall has relieved Robert Menagh, Manager of Human Resources, of his duties effective immediately. The termination was without cause.
Mr. Menagh has served as Human Resources Manager since January, 2005.
Mayor Bob Kilger said: “Council has decided to seek new direction in the corporation’s Human Resources Department. We thank Mr. Menagh for his years of service, and wish him well in the future.”
What do you think Cornwall? Is the firing of Mr. Menagh the solution or simply throwing someone who followed orders under the bus? Would you like to know how much of a settlement Mr. Menagh was given? Do you think the city should with hold this information? You can post your comments below.
Within minutes of our story going live a source confirmed that there was another SECRET City Council meeting which looks to be in violation of the Ontario Municipal Board Act at 4 PM Tuesday January 10, 2012