Coun­cil­lor to face pub­lic hear­ing

The Oban Times - - News -

A HEAR­ING to lis­ten to com­plaints from se­nior coun­cil of­fi­cers about the be­hav­iour of an Ar­gyll coun­cil­lor will take place in Kil­mory.

Former Ar­gyll Col­lege chief ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil­lor Michael Bres­lin was re­ported to the com­mit­tee for Stan­dards in Pub­lic Life last year by three se­nior of­fi­cials.

The na­ture of the com­plaint has never been in the pub­lic do­main.

Fol­low­ing a long in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the com­mis­sioner, Coun­cil­lor Michael Bres­lin re­vealed he was about to be ‘tried for his ac­tions’.

Coun­cil­lor Bres­lin said: ‘The Stan­dards Com­mis­sioner in­tends to pro­ceed to a pub­lic hear­ing on the com­plaint against me, the de­tails of which I can­not make pub­lic.

‘De­spite ask­ing for it to be in Dunoon, on the ba­sis that this would at­tract more pub­lic in­ter­est, they have de­cided on Kil­mory on Septem­ber 20, 21 and 22.

‘They ap­pear to think our newly re­fur­bished pier build­ings are not ap­pro­pri­ate for some rea­son.’

The Stan­dards Com­mis­sioner de­clined to com­ment on the sit­u­a­tion.

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