In keeping with one of his campaign promises, Mayor Provenzano started slashing at what he considers unnecessary spending at city hall.
He suggested that the city cease to be a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities at an annual cost of $10, 604 but stay a member of FENOM. He considers it crucial to be a member of Fenom because our city is directly involved with it and participates with the organization.
After a lengthy discussion, Councillor Butland voiced his concerns and was sternly against dropping Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Provenzano asked council “how many times has a member of council attended a meeting in the last 4 or 5 years,” and the answer was zero. Which meant that it wasted in excess of $40,000.
The motion passed and as Councillor Shoemaker suggested, it is a start at eliminating unnecessary spending.
I’m sure that the citizens of this city are happy to see that not all politicians promise things and don’t carry them out.