Council defers new vision to new council
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.