Council Notes

 

More light needed on this one!

In a swift move the Art Gallery of Northumberland (AGN) will be getting $160K from the Town of Cobourg. This stunnning move by Council has had less than a week of public notice and was not debated at the Committee of the Whole, last week.  It is no secret that the AGN has been in turmoil ...
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A sad admission of political cowardice!

A clear admission of political cowardice. Just got around to watching some of the proceedings of Cobourg Council on Youtube watch here. At the 41 minute mark Paul Pagnuello of the Cobourg Taxpayers' Association appeared as a delegation. He spoke about the need to pay a functioning Council a proper rate, "at the moment Councillors ...
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“We have some more things to talk about”

In a previous post we pointed out that the agenda for Monday's CoW meeting was a bit thin, well it's not now. Additions to the Agenda are coming:  A presentation, from the CAO Town of Cobourg presenting the 2015-2018 Annual Strategic Plan Update, A memo from the Treasurer/Director of Corporate Services, regarding the Victoria Hall ...
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The view from seat number eight

"Mr Chair (in  a CoW meeting one addresses the Chair not the person in it), a short agenda tonight but due to the law of inverse proportion - the length of the agenda is inversely proportional to the length of the meeting, it's going to be a long night." Two presentations one to a successful ...
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All that work just to maintain the status quo!

Was it good for you? The first report from the Ad-Hoc committee on Council remuneration is out - read it here. Three recommendations have been made; increase the pay of the Mayor by approx $3K, raise the Councillors' pay by $600 and do not compensate for the loss of the one-third tax-free allowance. However after ...
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