The Cobourg Taxpayers Association had their Open House this afternoon in the Trinity United Church hall. It was well attended with most if not all councillors in attendance as well as a couple of Candidates for Council and a good number of citizens The CTA asked everyone to use green or red dots to agree (or not) with several hot questions. The only one where Council seemed to agree with the CTA was on the subject of Council Pay which was partially resolved on Monday when Council reversed course and gave Councillors a significant raise. Paul Pagnuelo of the CTA made the case for an increase at a delegation to Council and when Councillor Debra McCarthy made the case for an increase she referred to his recommendation but wanted to phase it in (see Link below).
Listed below are the questions asked and the response of those attending – see photos below to see the basis for the responses (I may have missed a couple of questions on the Waterpark – sorry!).
|Should Cobourg Councillors be paid more than the minimum wage?||Yes|
|Do you want the Marina to expand into the West Harbour?||No|
|Should the Town buy a very large, unprofitable, boat lift machine at an estimated cost of more than $800,000?||No|
|Do you think the Town’s Plans follow the residents’ wishes as expressed at the waterfront consultations?||No|
|Do you want the Town to focus on attracting more tourists to the Waterfront?||No|
|Should Council allow a question and answer period?||Yes|
|Are you OK with secret meetings?||No|
- Cobourg Taxpayers web site
- Surprise approval of larger Council Salary Increase – 22 May 2018
- Compromise on Council Salaries – Includes report on CTA presentation – 15 May 2018
- CTA Blasts Council for Process Failures – 1 May 2018