So what was all the condemnation of the Pelham mayor and his council at Niagara’s regional government level all about?
A Brief News Commentary from Doug Draper, reporter/publisher, Niagara At Large
Posted November 29th, 2017 on Niagara At Large
Niagara, Ontario – To listen to David Barrick and other members of the Caslin cabal on Niagara’s regional council all these months, you would think that the Town of Pelham was a fiscal time bomb ready to go off with such force, it might take the rest of Niagara – and most surely the credit rating it needs to carry on healthy business – with it.
So you better believe I went out to the special meeting Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn and his council held on the evening of this November 29th, where representatives for the Canada-wide financial firm KPMG were unveiling the results of an independent audit they were hired to do on the town’s books, to find out how big this fiscal bomb might be and when it might go off.
The only thing is that by the end of the KPMG presentation and a follow-up report by Pelham’s treasurer, there is no bomb – no unreported $17-million dollar debt, no legal hanky panky around a parkland dedication or anything else about dollars spent on development in the east end of the Pelham community of Fonthill that justified alarms going off over in Caslin land.
Niagara At Large will post a full news commentary on this matter this November 30th, including some thoughts on whether apologies are in order and whether some may be using and even abusing their elected positions to blacken the eyes of their political enemies.
If you would like to watch a video of the special meeting of Pelham council where the audit results were unveiled, click on the screen immediately below –
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