South Peace News
As promised, the Town of High Prairie has disclosed the legal costs associated with the hiring and dismissal of former CAO Sherry Poole, plus legal advice regarding a FOIP request.
Interim CAO Ramona Rollins provided disclosure Sept. 16.
Consultations with counsel are: $200 on June 6; $2,150 from June 29 to July 22; and $250 from July 26 to Aug. 24. The FOIP request made and subsequent legal advice cost $550.
In total, legal fees were $2,600 and the FOP matter $550 for a total of $3,150.
Over the time legal advice was sought, council hired Poole but then changed its mind after it was discovered there were errors on her resume. A public outcry with some demanding mayor and some members of council resign occurred.
Former CAO Hermann Minderlein promised full disclosure.