Prince Edward County Councillor Bill Roberts regrets his actions and says he will not do anything like it again in the future.
That’s following an investigation by the Integrity Commissioner in Prince Edward County after Roberts violated council’s code of conduct.
A special meeting was called last month to deal with an email that had been sent to a resident, fellow councillors, the clerk and CEO.
The email from Bill Roberts was contrary to the Council Code of Conduct according to Integrity Commissioner Robert Swayze in a report that will appear in front of council on Tuesday night during their council meeting.
He says the email contained language he found abusive, and loutish name-calling which violates the code of conduct.
Swayze says the email was sent on October 19, which contained “vulgar and offensive language” contrary to Section 6 of the Code; Conduct Respecting Others.
Swayze writes in his report that Roberts regrets sending the email and did not intend to email a large group. He had intended to send the email to Councillor Kevin Gale and mistakenly hit reply all.
The next day, upon realizing his error, Roberts sent another email to the same recipients apologizing for the previous email.
Roberts told Swayze he would never do anything similar again.
Swayze says whether on purpose or through inadvertence, the action can’t be excused and recommends Roberts be reprimanded but does not suggest his salary be suspended.
Council will meet at Shire Hall on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
A link to the report can be found here.