Cornwall Ontario – With the public screaming about high taxes, outside lawyers vulturing businesses getting MPAC valuations down to the point of impacting city budgets, and talk of a 6% tax hike to help fill empty infrastructure reserves, Council approved huge wage increases for senior management including CAO Maureen Adams.
Most of Cornwall’s Senior Management don’t even live in Cornwall which adds to taxpayer frustration; yet they make decisions that lead to sky high tax rates, strange boycotts of local business, and a failed Economic Development team.
Adding insult to injury there have been allegations of strange hiring and promotion practices under Ms Adams.
One email that was sent to CFN alleged:
So the city advertised for one deputy clerk, everyone knew they would hand pick debbie caskenet anyway yet have a look at the agenda for the next council meeting. It would appear that once again the CAO is making it very easy for her pretty boy as he is also being appointed deputy clerk??.So, why in the hell would another city employee not have had a chance at this second position? no posting for any employee to have a chance to even apply what so ever. Yet Geoff Clark is being appointed through a back door???.This is real BS and not fair at all city employees. We like how it’s sort of kept quiet and simply added into the meeting thinking no one would notice and council would just approve the bylaw..Maybe they fear once caskenets husband is locked up for fraud they will have to move her out so doing this they are prepared?? help us Jamie with this please.