Three recent events portend a council that will make waves.
(1) CAO just went on “administrative leave”. The press release didn’t say “we’re hoping for a speedy return of an invaluable employee”.
(2) Library-complex expansion has been put on the back burner, and the burner seems to have been turned off. Whitchurch-Stouffville politics have an interesting rural-urban dynamic (“Whitchurch” vs “Stouffville”).
(3) In a surprise motion, council “blindsided’ the volunteer board by taking control of 19-on-the-Park. Well the $100,000 deficit was a bombshell, although Councillor Upton’s alleged comment that “It’s a shame your fundraising barely covered your phone bil” was a cheap, unnecessary shot. Council has made the mistake of assuming responsibility for a problem they don’t yet understand.