Issues between Brighton’s Chief Administrative Officer and some on council are off the back burner and will be played out in public at Monday’s council meeting.
On the agenda is a report from Chief Administrative Officer Bill Watson that takes Councillor John Martinello and Deputy Mayor Roger McMurray to task.
In reference to a February 28 Notice of Motion by Martinello and McMurray, Watson says it’s another example of an “accusatory” type of motion against him that’s made regularly.
The Notice of Motion suggests some on council, along with the public, aren’t being properly informed when it comes to potential charges against the municipality by the Ministry of Environment regarding sewage treatment in Brighton.
In his report, CAO Watson outlines several meetings on the issue involving council, himself and the Ministry of Environment, beginning in August of last year.
The meetings were closed to the public.
The CAO finishes his report by writing that he’s “baffled” that the councillors would suggest they haven’t been completely informed and that he’s “offended” by the suggestion that they haven’t been.