It was another night of debate over the travel expense policy for Richmond Co. councillors Monday- things got a little heated.
The agenda item for Monday night’s council meeting read, “motion to amend” the policy.
James Goyetche, the county’s deputy warden, and Alvin Martell, a councillor, objected and voted against Brian Marchand, the warden, bringing forward any further changes following their policy committee meeting.
Some of the proposed changes related to who approves what, what types of meetings need approval and some of the language used.
After the council meeting, Marchand told The Hawk council was a great time to discuss issues.
“Anything that comes from committees are recommendations- it doesn’t mean we have to say yes to them,” he said. “This is the spot where councilors can bring up their concerns and the rest either agree or disagree.”
Marchand said it’ll have to be discussed further, but it may go unchanged.
He said their current travel expense policy is still being enforced.
Gilbert Boucher, a county councillor, voted with Marchand.