On August 26, I talked about the proposed Long Term Financial Plan (LRFP) for Miss Mills. Last night, Council made it official.

When it came to a vote, Councillor Duncan Abbott moved that the motion should be referred back to committee and we should organize a public meeting on the plan. I seconded the motion. After a long debate, that motion was defeated 8 to 2. (Councillor Edwards was absent.)

We then voted on the main motion—to accept option 5 of the LRFP as outlined by the Town’s CFO, Rhonda Whitmarsh. I called for a recorded vote. I believe that votes on issues as important as an 18-year debt and tax plan should have a recorded vote. The LRFP passed 7 to 3, with myself, Councillor Abbott and Mayor Levi in dissent.