Municipal councillors in Inverness Co. will hold a vote on the position of warden in December.
Councillors reviewed the position- and Betty Ann MacQuarrie’s performance in the role- at November’s regular municipal council meeting Thursday.
They were going to vote following their review, but their solicitor told them the Municipal Government Act requires at least 20 days of advance notice.
MacQuarrie tells The Hawk it’s hard to say how the vote will go when they sit down for December’s regular council meeting.
“There were favourable expressions with the review of the warden, and there were some that weren’t so favourable,” she says. “It was almost unpredictable as to what could possibly happen.”
MacQuarrie says she’s happy to stay on as warden as long as her fellow councillors want her in the position.
She says she wasn’t surprised by Thursday’s review, since she survived a similar vote in June.
“There was more or less the same dissatisfaction that was expressed in June,” she says. “As hard as you try to make sure that everybody’s needs are met, still that dissatisfaction came up again.”
MacQuarrie says the two of the main criticisms directed at her were lack of communication and a lack of Acadian representation on the municipal team.
She says some municipal business doesn’t happen as quickly as some would like, but they’re doing their best given their circumstances, which include having three different chief administrative officers in a two-year span.