Richter advocates for new policy on hiring councillor’s business for Township events

Notice of motion from Kim Richter to be discussed by council at Nov. 6 meeting

Township Coun. Kim Richter wants to create a new policy to prohibit elected officials from using “Township resources to benefit their businesses.”

In an Oct. 23 notice of motion, she proposed that council pass formal legislation to disallow sitting members of council to bid on Township work or to use their businesses to bid on Township work for the duration of their tenure on council.

Her notice of motion comes after another council member’s business was hired to cater a Township event in September. Although the Township’s legal team found no fault with the matter, Richter believes it is a conflict of interest.

READ MORE: Questions arise after councillor’s business hired for Township event

This request replaced a different notice of motion from Richter that asked for specific clarification regarding the September catering event. This included getting a second legal opinion and revising information that was sent out to council in a memorandum.

Richter’s motion is expected to come up for discussion at council’s Nov. 6 meeting.

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