Archive for the ‘Council Meetings-’ Category

Someone else agrees with Mr. Baker

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

I loved this letter to the editor agreeing with Mr. Baker.

I wonder which way it really goes though, some town’s question the need for a CAO if they have a real hands on Mayor , I think this happened in Brock or some area in North Durham or York.

Does Ajax maybe have a condition of Staff doing what the Mayor wants ?

Do we have a CAO that is under the Mayor’s thumb or do we have a council under the CAO’s thumb ? (more…)

Closed meeting investigator — Went as expected - General Stuff

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

I gave my delegation, members of the Ontario Ombudsman office were there and no one even bothered to ask them any questions, councillors that voted to spend OUR tax dollars in the event there is an investigation at a cost of $1,250.00 per day plus expenses— no minimum or maximum are the following.
The Mayor, Colleen Jordan— no it is not the $300 per year that is the problem! — Joanne Dies, Pat Brown and the new guy– Renrick Ashby.


Monday’s Council Meeting– April 28th 2008 - Closed Meeting investigator

Friday, April 25th, 2008

I have been busy and with the weather being nice I will be slowing down my posting schedule of which I never really had one, I write when I feel like it, the day this blog becomes a burden to me is the day it gets shut down.

I am making a delegation again to our Council on Monday in regards to the Closed Meeting investigator and hopefully someone from the Ombudsman office and LAS will be in attendance.

Please read this previous post if you are unsure about what this issue really means.

I have no idea how this will go but I feel strongly the issue needs to be looked into again.

If you can come to the meeting that would be great.

Ajax and Citizen question period- positive comment- really!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

And some people think all I do is complain, well I don’t. Last night I was at Whitby Council, I will let Scott be the first to blog about it! Holy Moley is all I am going to say.

Anyways, Citizens have 10 minutes to go state their concerns this is all before the business of Council gets going though.

Ajax gives citizens only 5 minutes but we have a question period at the end where a Citizen if they want to can actually ask a question- as long as it was on the evenings agenda.

This is good and maybe we are the only ones that do that because Pickering also gives citizens 10 minutes to speak on something.

I would rather have 5 minutes to address before the decisions are made then have the opportunity to ask a question if I wanted to.

Our next council meeting is March 25th and I plan to be there.

Bill 130 - 101 Level 1 - Some information and comments

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

I said earlier today that I was going to explain this issue the best I could. Sometimes when you are involved in something it is not clear to you that others perhaps do not get what you talking about. Someone who I respect said they did not get the issue and I realized they are far from being alone. (more…)

Some Answers and FACTS - LAS - Ajax- Whiby - [Edit-Ombudsman Speech]

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

This excerpt from the below post I now have some answers to and I want to address some email I have received.

Yet again this shows citizens that no matter what they do or even when they do it, minds are made up?
Did phone calls take place between Whitby Staff and Ajax Staff disregarding what the public, if only a few had to say?
Did staff call the City of Sarnia before our final council meeting to find out the outcome ?

Original Staff Report Nov 22 2007- copy to read- Ajax - LAS

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Here is a link to the copy of the Staff Report. I download and save reports and I do not have the software to edit Adobe reports. I can only rename the file so I know what it is.

I have uploaded the file here so you can see it here. If this link does not work , email me and I will send you the report.

This is the report that Councillors had before they voted, note Whitby and Sarnia.

See below posts.

online petition to have this decision overturned go here. I want my property taxes back!

Local Authority Service- Whitby- Ajax - Staff report- News article

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The following is a copy of an email I sent 24 hours ago to my Town of Ajax CAO and Clerk and for good measure all the councillors , 2 MPP,s , the Mayor of Sarnia plus 3 media contacts. Trust me, I never write a boring email.

At the bottom of the post you will see the single response I have had from “a” Mayor. (more…)

It’s Official- Last post in this Category- Ward 2 byelection [edit]

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Well it is over now, Renrick Ashby is the sworn in Ward 2 councillor. Congratulations and best wishes.

Renrick is a lot of first but one thing that is not reported is that he is as far as I know the first “commuter” to be on Ajax Council. Renrick is currently a Senior Planner in the City of Toronto - Scarborough Division. He does not have to quit his job in the city, according to the Municipal Elections act, the word “the” in the act as opposed to “a” in the Candidates guide online at the Ministry means you can not work and be an elected official at the same time in the same Municipality. Renrick only needed to be on leave only during the campaign.

Some may want to make comparisons to the issue the Durham District School Board had in regards to a trustee that was not able to take the position after winning. The teacher was in a union so that made the situation different, legislation was not about her being in a union though, just the motivating concerns.

The job of an Ajax councillor is part time, we can’t expect people to quit full time jobs for life of an Ajax Councillor.

[edit] For the record, I sent an email asking if he was able to do both jobs, I was nowhere stating anywhere Renrick had to resign, I believed him when he said he was able to do both. I never got a response from anyone in the email but I have been informed by someone who did get a response - Thanks for passing the message on.

Post Election - New Category Voter Turnout

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

The election is over, official results that are the same as the unofficial see post below this one.

There is a Special Council meeting immediately following the GGC meeting on Thursday the 6th and the office of Ward 2 will be declared no longer vacant. (more…)