Effort underway by regional council to reform NPCA board – Welland Tribune Oct 08, 2018
Pelham mayor had motion ready last week to change the composition of the board
Pelham Mayor Dave Augustyn’s efforts to reform Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s board of directors hit another snag last Thursday when regional council ran out of time to hear his motion.
The motion, if it had passed, would establish a formal process for appointments to the NPCA board that puts citizens first in line.
Council spent hours at its last meeting behind closed doors dealing with the CAO contract controversy. When councillors emerged there was about 40 minutes left before curfew, and not enough time to finish all the agenda items.
“The board members should have the skills and abilities to do the work of the NPCA board, and the proposal was to put citizens first,” Augustyn said. “Instead we talked about ourselves a lot tonight and the shenanigans that have been going on here.