Councillor Fryer Sates Conflict With Respect to Previous Staff Report Vote at Council

Collingwood Town Councillor Tim Fryer


“… being former CFO of Collus I expect there will be a need for me to be involved as a witness during the process …”
Councillor Tim Fryer

At the opening of the regular meeting of Collingwood Town Council on Monday May 14th, Councillor Tim Fryer took time to report that he was in fact in conflict when he participated in a vote to receive Staff Report T2018-06 identifying the costs and requirements of the judicial inquiry into the sale of 50 percent of Collus to Power Stream in 2012 and delegate authority to the CAO to take and authorize any actions deemed necessary or appropriate including actions as required by the Justice presiding over the Inquiry, and further that a record of all actions shall be maintained, during the April 30th meeting of Collingwood Town Council.

Fryer is the former Chief Financial Officer for Collus.

“Regarding last meeting’s discussion of Amended Staff Report T2018-06, I will advise Council and the public that I did have a pecuniary interest conflict in the matter and should have recused myself from the discussion and not voted even though I didn’t support the recommendation that was presented. As stated earlier, being former CFO of Collus I expect there will be a need for me to be involved as a witness during the process so that’s the nature of my conflict.”


PREVIOUS STORY

Collingwood Council has voted in favour to receive Staff Report T2018-06 identifying the costs and requirements of the judicial inquiry into the sale of 50 percent of Collus to Power Stream in 2012 and delegate authority to the CAO to take and authorize any actions deemed necessary or appropriate including actions as required by the Justice presiding over the Inquiry, and further that a record of all actions shall be maintained.

Mayor Sandra Cooper along with Councillors Bob Madigan, Kathy Jeffery, Mike Edwards, Cam Ecclestone and Deb Doherty voted in favour to receive the report. Councillors Tim Fryer and Kevin Lloyd voted against.

T2018-06 Judicial Inquiry (Report added by addendum)

Recommendation amended by addendum:

THAT Council receive Staff Report T2018-06, identifying the costs and requirements of the judicial inquiry and delegate authority to the CAO to take and authorize any actions deemed necessary or appropriate including actions as required by the Justice presiding over the Inquiry; and further that a record of all actions shall be maintained.

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