Ombudsman's report says Welland contravened Municipal Act
Ontario's Ombudsman says Welland council contravened the Municipal Act and the city's procedural bylaw when they chose a replacement for Ward 5.
In a report the ombudsman says the vacant seat should not have been filled during an in-camera session.
The Welland Tribune reports a portion of the meeting used to pick Rocky Letourneau's replacement was listed as 'personal matters about an identifiable individual.'
The report says council used a secret ballot, picking Claudette Richard to fill the seat.
Under the Municipal Act and the city's procedural bylaw secret ballots are prohibited.
The paper reports Welland Mayor Frank Campion insists each councillor wrote their name on the ballot, but the results were tallied in secret.
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