CFN – What a pleasure it is to attend a well conducted council meeting. After sitting in on a couple of the Cornwall City Council meetings it is refreshing to see local politicians behave in an efficient and well organized manner. All of the councillors were well prepared for the meeting and the township administration were there with answers to all of the councillors, mayor and deputy mayor’s questions. And one of the best things was it was short. They got down to business had brief discussions and then passed their motions. It all took 25 minutes. The only thing that was missing was concerned citizens. Well I guess you could call me a concerned citizen because I live in the township but then again the council considers me a journalist. Boy, have I fooled them.
The agenda last night was light and by-laws were passed without any grand posturing speeches. A liquor license was approved, an Agreement with South Nation Conservation was approved, another agreement for a Dog Tag Sales Agent was approve and the dates for the meetings to discuss the 2012 budget were set for March 19 and 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM in Council Chambers. The minutes of the meeting will be posted on the Township’s web site so you can see all the details at :
After the meeting Mayor McGillis has a brief discussion with the media about the situation in St. Andrews where to post office has announced it’s closing. He wants to assure residents of that area that he is concerned about the situation and is taking what action he can.