Coun­cil de­fers new vi­sion to new coun­cil

The Mid-North Monitor - - News - BY CAMILLA WHITE-KIRK­PATRICK

Es­panola coun­cil has de­cided to de­fer Coun­cil’s New Vi­sion for the next coun­cil.

At the very short Nov. 13 reg­u­lar meet­ing, Coun­cil­lor Ken Du­p­lessis made a mo­tion to re­con­sider adopt­ing Coun­cil’s New Vi­sion.

The new vi­sion, which was ac­cepted by coun­cil at a spe­cial meet­ing on Nov. 6, is a 13-page doc­u­ment, which out­lines an ap­proach to build a cul­ture of trust by es­tab­lish­ing and fol­low­ing the rules, im­prove de­ci­sion-mak­ing pro­cesses, strengthen lead­er­ship and de­velop the “team.”

The new vi­sion was voted on again in a spe­cial closed meet­ing on Nov. 12 and de­feated.

Af­ter coun­cil sup­ported Du­p­lessis’ mo­tion with a vote, he in­tro­duced a mo­tion that the New Vi­sion be de­ferred to next coun­cil to make the de­ci­sion on whether to ac­cept it or not.

“We went through a lot of time and ef­fort and dol­lars to work to­wards this mo­tion and it was de­feated by coun­cil,” said Du­p­lessis about the Nov. 12 meet­ing.

“Yes­ter­day, we de­ferred rec­om­men­da­tions from the in­tegrity com­mis­sioner’s re­port to be de­ter­mined by next coun­cil so log­i­cally this should be de­ter­mined by next coun­cil.”

The mo­tion was ap­proved.

The next reg­u­lar meet­ing of coun­cil has been can­celled.

The in­au­gu­ral meet­ing of the new coun­cil will be on Dec. 4.

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