Town preparing to host public briefing tonight on amendments
© Photo by Terry Roberts/The Compass
Ross Dawe is now mayor of the Town of Cupids.
Yet another member of the Cupids town council has resigned.
The Compass has confirmed that Harvey Puddister tendered his resignation late last week, eroding council’s ranks to just five members with about seven months remaining in its four-year term in office.
Late last month, former mayor Ron Laracy also quit, saying he was too busy to fulfill his duties as the town’s top elected official.
Ross Dawe, who had been serving as deputy mayor, has replaced Laracy.
It’s the latest in a series of awkward events to occur in the town, which is being hampered by financial uncertainties.
A major staffing crisis was also narrowly averted in recent days after council approved a $1 per hour raise for two employees. Both had either tendered their resignation or was threatening to quit.
Puddister was not available for comment when contacted Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, a public briefing is scheduled for tonight (Feb. 12) on proposed amendments to the town’s municipal plan and development regulations. The amendments, if approved, would allow for docks and harbours as a discretionary use in the area of Pointe Beach.
The development of Pointe Beach into a marina been a divisive topic in the community.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and will take place at the Cupids town office.