Council vote a stalemate
CORNER BROOK – City council will revisit the issue of whether or not it should cancel a tender for the supply of asphalt, concrete, granular material and sod at its next public meeting.
The issue was on the agenda for the most recent public meeting, but the vote resulted in a 3-3 tie with Coun. Vaughn Granter abstaining from the discussion or voting because of a conflict of interest.
Granter works for one of the bidding companies.
Staff has recommended the city cancel the tender because the municipal solicitor has indicated its wording could have caused confusion for bidders about which materials would be picked up by the city and which would be delivered by the successful contractor.
Coun. Josh Carey expressed concerns because he had thought the issue had been discussed at a private meeting of council and the tender was deemed to have been fine. Council will discuss and vote again at its next meeting. Should another time occur, the motion, which was to cancel the tender, would be considered defeated.