The Mayor of Carbon and one of its councillors have been censured following a special meeting.
The Village Council held a special meeting on Monday, February 6. According to the minutes, to be approved, at the February 21 meeting, Councillor Michelle Lomond brought forward a motion to censure Mayor Brian Peever for his action with a resident at the Village of Carbon Council meeting on Monday, January 16.
The Village of Carbon will provide a letter of reprimand stating Mayor Bryan Peever is on probation with the removal of the Mayor honorarium until the next Organizational Meeting, notes the minutes.
On top of his probation and the loss of his honorarium until the next organizational meeting, Mayor Peever was also directed to apologize for his actions at the February 21 meeting, and to apologize through publication in the Three Hills Capital Newspaper. It did not note how the advertisement would be paid for.
Later in the meeting, Councillor Lomond motioned that “Village of Carbon Council censure Deputy Mayor Brian McHugh for his actions with resident communication involving Council, pursuant to the Village of Carbon’s Code Of Conduct Bylaw 2018-806.”
McHugh was also put on probation until the next organizational meeting, but it did not note if he would lose his honorarium. He was directed by the council not to respond to emails on behalf of the Council without Council’s consent and when pecuniary interest is noted, he will excuse himself effective immediately.
Both motions were carried.