Letter to the editor – New Council

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Dear Editor,
Re New Council

It is with interest that I read all the comments about the excuses and pros and cons about the way some of the candidates were treated. One very startling fact about this entire election was how many times the outgoing council was in violation of the Municipal Act. Were all the negotiations regarding the dealings with the selling of the Kemptville College held according to the directions of the act? Why were so many meetings secret? If any of those are found to have been in violation, should the whole deal be tossed out? If there are violations, should not the staff be held amiss for not advising them? The other point that has to be made clear is, if a member of council does not agree on an item that is being voted on, and by not asking for a recorded vote, then that councillor is automatically giving his/her consent.

I would like to congratulate our new council. I have great hope that you will give us your best. If I may give you a word of advice, it is to familiarize yourselves with the Municipal Act. This way, you will not go wrong and I know this because I have been there.

Ralph Raina
Former Mayor of Kemptville

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