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Town of Caledon cancels two meetings

December 13, 2018   ·   0 Comments

Written By JOSHUA SANTOS

 Caledon Council was sworn in a week ago with two meetings cancelled at this time.

The inaugural town hall on Tuesday Dec. 4 and an afternoon committee of the whole on Tuesday, Dec. 11 meetings went ahead as scheduled, however a special meeting planned for Saturday, Dec. 8 was axed from the list.

Described as a training workshop online, it was to be held at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Bolton. There was no agenda attached to it.  

“At the start of a new term of council, it is common for Town staff to organize a meeting of council to provide them with the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the programs and services provided by the Town, said David Arbuckle, manager of strategic initiatives for the town. The proposed December 8th special meeting of Council was for this purpose, however due to limited availability, the meeting has been postponed and will be rescheduled for another date.  An alternative location was selected for this to provide a more functional meeting space for a facilitated discussion.”

The meeting drew criticism online as many councillors were unaware that it was scheduled. It became clear that they were unable to attend.

A proposed committee of the whole meeting planning and development meeting, scheduled to be held Tuesday evening at 7 p.m., was also eliminated from the list.

“The Committee of the Whole Planning and Development meeting was cancelled due to an insufficient number of agenda items, said Arbuckle.  Any items on that agenda will move to the next Planning and Development meeting, which is currently proposed to occur on January 15, 2019.”



         

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