North Cowichan’s council will cut back on scheduled meetings this summer, as it does every year, despite the concerns of some councillors.
With a municipal election next November, and the possibility of a referendum on amalgamating with the City of Duncan in the spring, Coun. Joyce Behnsen said she expects it will be a busier summer than usual.
“If both North Cowichan and Duncan are to have one council this fall, we will have a lot of work to do,” she said.
“We’ve been elected to meet the needs of the public so I think we should continue on with the meetings.”
A staff recommendation called for the cancellation of council meetings scheduled for July 4 and Aug. 1, as well as those on Jan. 3 and Oct. 17, in 2018.
The meetings are usually cancelled each year, typically because they are scheduled to take place in less busy times of the year.
The motion to cancel the meetings was passed, with Behnsen and Siebring voting against it.
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