As soon as the meeting began Councillor Sheppard put forth a motion to adjourn the meeting, without going into Closed Session, in order to give councillors the opportunity to obtain independent legal advice on whether the agenda items require the declaration of a pecuniary interest by any members of council.
Councillors Perrelli, Beros and Muench were vehemently opposed to this meeting being adjourned without going into closed session.
Perrelli moved 3 amendments to adjourn the meeting one to 1pm and then one to 2pm that afternoon and one for 10:30am September 13th.
All amendments failed
Muench moved an amendment to adjourn the meeting to 10:30am on September 12th.
After an excruciating 2+ hours of bickering, shouting, obnoxiousness, interruptions and point of orders the motion to adjourn passed.
Voted in Favour to adjourn the meeting without going into Closed Session
West, DiPaola, Chan, Cilevitz, Sheppard, Liu
Voted Against adjournment
Perrelli, Beros, Muench
Interesting note is that Councillor Beros has a motion coming forward once again at the next and last Council Meeting of this term on Wednesday September 14th requesting that Council go into Closed Session to receive legal advice on both of the Perrelli lawsuits.
Perrelli lawsuit #1 Court File No. CV-22-00002095-0000
Perrelli lawsuit #2 Court File No. CV-22-00002453-0000
Richmond Hill Council has posted a Special Council Meeting for Wednesday September 7th at 9:30am to discuss the lawsuit brought forth by Councillor Perrelli against the City of Richmond Hill regarding the $140,000 that he owes the City for his Blue Bin Event.
Perrelli's lawsuit was amended on July 15, 2022 to include the claims regarding the 90 day pay suspension meted out by Council at the July 6, 2022 Council meeting in response to the Integrity Commissioners Investigation report concerning complaints by City staff against Councillor Perrelli.
This is a Closed Session Meeting but residents are allowed to give delegations and submissions before Council goes into closed session.
Due by noon Tuesday September 6th.
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