In last week’s issue we printed a story about Bay Roberts Town councillors sparring over travel budgets at their regular council meeting, March 10.
In particular, Councillors Bill Seymour and Gerald Greenland were questioning why Deputy Mayor Melvin Walsh got chosen to attend FCM ( Federation of Canadian Municipalities) conventions on two separate occasions during this council’s term.
Both councillors had had their names chosen ( out of a hat) to go but Seymour couldn’t due to illness and Greenland wasn’t able to attend due to work and holiday commitments.
An inadvertent omission in the copy leaves the impression that Mayor Glenn Littlejohn is being misquoted. The omission leaves the impression that Mayor Littlejohn is making statements that should have been attributed to Deputy Mayor Walsh.
In fact it was Deputy Mayor Walsh, not Mayor Littlejohn who actually stated: “ When we did up a budget for FCM ( Federation of Canadian Municipalities travel), it was that it would be two councillors per term.
“I know Coun. Greenland had work commitments and Coun. Seymour was sick. It was unfortunate that I went in Coun. Seymour’s place, but it was still in the budget,” the deputy mayor said.