I have been to a lot of weird Council Meetings in the last 2 years…this was perhaps one of the strangest ones yet. And it wasn’t strange because of the content, or the discussion…it was weird because it lasted a whopping 22 minutes {Not an exaggeration} From the singing of Oh Canada until the motion to move into closed session was 22 minutes.

The meeting was chaired by Deputy Mayor Maycock – Mayor Williams was absent as were Councillors Garisto and Wilson. The agenda was relatively small – honestly, there was nothing news-worthy…just the receiving of some reports.

Police Services Board Meeting – Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Congratulations to Ken Krakar – he has been elected to remain as the Chair of the Police Services Board. Ken has been a member of the PSB since 2014 and took the role of ‘acting’ chair back in May 2016 when the Mayor was removed from the position of chair during the police investigation into his credit card spending.

Ken was nominated at the meeting on Wednesday and the vote was taken. All of the members of the PSB voted in favour of this with the exception of Mayor Williams.

Next Council Meeting

A reminder to all Orangeville residents…the next Council Meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 13th and will be a hot one. The OPP Costing is being presented at the meeting.

I anticipate a full house at the meeting, so you may want to get there a bit early to secure a seat. At this point, I am not aware of there will be time set aside for public input, but if you do have questions or comments about this hot topic, you can always speak during the ‘Question Period’ portion of the meeting, or be proactive and send some feedback to the members of Council by email before the meeting.

Hoping to see you all at the next meeting!

Leave A Comment