Legal fees hit $11,000 for March

Costs climb in court case between ex-Councillor Barry Noll and former and present council members.

  • May. 1, 2015 8:00 a.m.
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The regular Greenwood City Council meeting was held last Monday, with a small but vocal group of residents in attendance.

Legal fees continue to mount

The session kicked off with a pre-meeting question and answer period which began with a question from the gallery pertaining to a line item in the budget. Legal fees totalled nearly $11,000 and the mayor was asked to detail this entry, which he said reflected the amount spent for the fiscal year to date.

That was later clarified by CAO Robin Dalziel as a single bill for the month of March paid to the law firm retained by the city to manage the ongoing dispute with former councillor Barry Noll.

IHA updates local government

Interior Health representative Cindy Crane provided an in-depth report on the numerous improvements being made to health care and medical treatment in the area. The gallery seemed particularly impressed by the donation of a helicopter pad to Boundary Hospital in Grand Forks, as well as the appointment of a nurse practitioner to the area. Crane had offered a similar presentation the previous Monday at the Midway council meeting.

Recycling depots pitched

Norbert Recycling representatives Charles Houle and Bertha Williams made a plea that council consider their idea to set up recycling depots throughout the region, including Greenwood.

Houle cited his findings that much of the material deposited in the local landfill is recyclable, and that the city could make significant dollars if it partnered with his group to establish a recycling depot.

Council suggested the two have a future meeting to discuss the proposal in more detail.

Shed deemed not to be a heritage building will soon be history

A shed located behind City Hall was deemed not to be of historical significance, and consequently will be torn down. This job will go to tender in the near future.