Special meeting of the NPCA board to advance process for independent review

A special meeting of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority today to deal with a plan to move forward in the process of conducting an independent third party review of its operations. 

The board approving a report that calls for a request for proposals to conduct the operational review and performance assesment of NPCA actions between the years 2011 and 2016.

Four board members voting against the move questioning whether the procedure in place will achieve the independence some community members and local municipalities have been demanding. 

An emotional Peter Graham who is the acting CAO of the NPCA defended the process and took offence to implications that his integrity was being questioned. 

The NPCA has set a total cost limit for the independent review at $150,000 with an upset limit capped at $50,000. 

The four board members who voted against today's motion were St. Catharines Bruce Timms, Welland Mayor Frank Campion, Lincoln's Bill Hodgson and NOTL Mayor Patrick Darte.