Carleton Place signs on with new Integrity Commissioner

March 14, 2018 by

carleton-place-town-hall-6276049841_c94d5aa7d4_oThe town of Carleton Place has decided not to renew its contract with integrity commissioner Robert Swayze.

The decision to provide Swayze with a 30 day notice for termination of his services was made during Tuesday night’s council meeting, where Council also decided to appoint law firm Cunningham, Swan, Carty, Little & Bonham as the integrity commissioner for the town.

The decision to go with the Kingston based firm came following a recorded vote of 4-2 in favour of the switch. Last year, Commissioner Swayze informed the town that he had completed his five-year term, but he accepted a renewal under new rates and conditions.

With the announcement of Swayze’s termination, his prorated annual retainer is eligible for a partial refund to the town.

Carleton Place will be joining several local municipalities including Perth and Smiths falls in using the Kingston-based firm as its integrity commissioner.

The change will bring municipalities together on matters like reviewing Council and Employee codes of conduct and Integrity Commissioner complaint policies.

The appointment by-law for the new commissioner is expected to be presented at the March 27th meeting of council.