Monthly Archives: March 2014

Regarding the Agenda of April 1, 2014 (4-10)

Agenda Item 7.1 Community Foundation Grey Bruce-South Bruce Peninsula Community Fund I wish Mrs. Brindell well with her fundraising. Her program is noble. But there is just no way that council can justify forcing residents to give to charitable organizations. … Continue reading

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If you criticise a staff or council member … too bad …… you’re banned (Craig Gammie 4-9)

Procedural by-law 93-2009 contained this: A12.1 …. Correspondence containing obscene or defamatory materials shall not be presented to council. This could have been problematic if whoever decided what was obscene or defamatory abused that privilege to shut out criticism. As … Continue reading

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Whose private agenda is behind the draft TSBP debt management policy? Craig Gammie 4-8

In the agenda package for the April 1, 2014 council meeting there is a draft Debt Management Policy (agenda item 8.6 FS08-2014). It’s common sense to, among other things, get the best interest rate possible, conform to provincial statute debt … Continue reading

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Regarding the Agenda of March 18, 2014, Craig Gammie 4-7

Agenda Item 8.5 PW3-2014 Hepworth Community Centre Tom Gray seems to be recommending that we sell the Hepworth Community centre. But he does not provide council and the public enough information to make a good decision. He has failed to … Continue reading

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More Mistruth From John Close About Septic Systems (Craig Gammie 4-6)

On October 27, 2010, to an OSST reporter, Mayor John Close said this about Sauble septic systems: “I don’t think provincial or federal governments could take the embarrassment of Walkerton again” Contrary to Close, there is no similarity between Sauble … Continue reading

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Irregularity (or Deception?) in the Budget Vote of January 21, 2014 (Craig Gammie 4-5)

The main budget issue – free parking for tourists The very controversial policy to have free parking for tourists at Sauble was passed December 3, 2013 by a 5 to 3 vote with Paul McKenzie, Janice Jackson, and Matt Standen … Continue reading

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TSBP Administrator Farrow-Lawrence Proposes Giving Herself Unlimited Power 4-4

Agenda Item 8.10 on the March 4 agenda is: ADM08-2014 By-Law for Delegation of Authority During “Lame Duck” Status  On September 12, 2014 this council will become a “lame duck” council.  That means that pursuant to the Municipal Act they … Continue reading

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