Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Tomorrow evening at 6 pm. there will be a special public council meeting to discuss the budget . Currently there are seven Delegations scheduled. The first five are citizens attending regarding annual grants given by the township to local worthy causes. The last two include former councillor Allan Poffenroth for the Kiwanis Club and Dr. Dan Holt regarding the Chemtura Public Advisory Committee (CPAC). The last council were generous and gave out a grant to CPAC which was used to very good purpose with the hiring of Peter Gray of MTE Consultants.

While it is doubtful that any decisions will be known tomorrow night, nevertheless when the final budget is presented it may well be an indication of where this new council's sentiments lie regarding Chemtura Canada. Certainly Chemtura's wishes are to defang and destabilize this CPAC which they have been unable to sucessfully deflect, distract and or bulldoze. That they are lobbying hard right now certain Council members pretty much goes without saying. I suppose it is Council's duty both as a group publicly to listen to presentations and as individuals, although lobbying the latter is probably much more effective. It is of course much easier to obfuscate and deceive individuals than a group. There is always the greater possibility that in a group at least one member will have greater knowledge of the facts than one individual.

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