Barry Gutteridge, Director of LUI, has requested that the Town agree to an amendment of the 2006 promissory note of $7M with the Town of Cobourg. Most people do not understand this and would rather not read or think about it.
Gerry Walker has been communicating with the Town for two years trying to get an answer to his question of why the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee request to act as a Steering Committee was never required to act as an Advisory Committee.
Welcome to Part 3 of our Back to Basics series
In Part 1, we said, “In order to thrive, Cobourg Council must prioritize effectively”. Nowhere is this more important than when setting the Town’s operating and capital budgets. In fact, it will be one of our Council’s first duties.
In the Regular Council meeting on April 30, 2018, two delegations were presented to Council.
Cobourg Taxpayers Association (CTA) Director Paul Pagnuelo presented a request to establish a review that is independent, time-bound, and inclusive of the public, and to consider the establishment of a temporary Ad Hoc Committee to direct the review proposed by Councillor Burchat.
Council, CAO, Municipal Clerk and staff are not following the Town of Cobourg’s Public Engagement Policy. They are not listening to the public. Lydia Smith, Cobourg Taxpayers Association president gave that message before council on April 30, 2018.
Although the delegation focused on the 2 years and 12 missed engagement opportunities with respect to the Council’s recent approval to put a water playground on Cobourg Beach, Lydia was quick to point out that the policy was not followed during the New Amherst School re-zoning either.