Thursday, May 3, 2012


There is a small municipality in the northeast of Dufferin.

It is facing some big issues, turbines, quarries, financial capacity issues.

It has for all intents and purposes a new Council in 2010-new mandate, fresh faces.

Onward and upward, but it isn't working out so well.

Here are some excerpts from "an integrity commissioners" report:

"we are dysfunctional"
"members who dislike each other and whose conduct as a member of council is governed more by that relationship than the interests of the public"
"at least one member who is micromanaging staff and exceeding the statutory requirements of the responsbilities of a member of council"
"a demonstrated disrespect for staff by some members which has resulted in an unpleasant working atmosphere for many staff"
"communication practices by members of council intended to keep deliverations from the public resulting in a less than transparent local government"

Oh sorry, did you think I was talking about Mulmur and the antics of the gruesome twosome?

NO, this is a report done by "an Integrity Commissioner" for another municipality but it COULD ALMOST have been written word for word about our little municipality in the Northeast of Dufferin.

Who is the Integrity Commissioner who made those findings?

Fred Dean.

Anyone in municipal government will know who Fred is.

So perhaps the Dynamic Duo should read Fred's findings on this other municipality and his recommendation (which is, in a nutshell grow up, and do the job you were elected to do instead of personal vendettas against anyone who ever looked you the wrong way) and then apply it to their own conduct.

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