Growing tired of council attacks

Dear editor,

I am sick and tired of hearing Mayor and Council being continually harassed and berated on social media and one’s personal webpage, by one of their own members. Enough already! In my opinion, all issues can be brought forward, either in camera or in the public portion of the meeting, when appropriate, and dealt with in Council Chambers. There is NEVER a need to put personal agendas on social media. That is just inappropriate and unprofessional! Don’t involve the public!

As a longtime resident of Fort Frances, I would personally like to thank those members of Council who have worked tirelessly over these past months to find positive solutions to some very complicated issues. A huge thanks to those members who actually work as a TEAM with Administration to achieve what is best for our community.

Things do not happen magically by waving a wand. All decisions take time to research, discuss and implement, when decided upon. It is common knowledge that any decision made will NOT please everyone. That’s just LIFE and part of the democratic process.

Does anyone truly believe that our Mayor does NOT have the best interests of our community in mind when dealing with ALL matters concerning Fort Frances?

Her reputation as a teacher and integrity as a leader in our community outside of Council stands on its own merit. Yes, she may have made some errors in the handling of certain situations, but I can assure you that they were absolutely done in good faith. She truly has our best interests in mind, at all times. I’ve known June for many years, as a colleague and close friend and I can honestly say that any material or e-mails between the Mayor and Mr. Kircher were made in an attempt to stop any further escalation of the issue. Again, Mr. Kircher’s issue has been ongoing for several years as media has reported. In reading many articles that Mr Judson has written, it feels as though our Mayor can do nothing correctly and no apology is enough! They wrote that sanctions could include: removal from office by a judge and criminal charges for breech of trust. I find those to be extreme and ridiculous! Mayor Caul has publicly apologized, no one has been injured or died because of her missteps, so why keep expounding!! No one is perfect and we all make mistakes!

As a longtime volunteer in Fort Frances, I can honestly say that when we work together, with one purpose in mind, great things CAN and WILL happen.

The endless barrage of negativity towards June Caul, our mayor and Council does NOT sit well with me and I know with many other residents. We need to be supportive. POSITIVITY is ALWAYS the best solution, no matter the issue.

I will continue to show respect and support for the leaders who have our best interests in mind and I know, without a doubt, June Caul will ALWAYS be that person!

Diane Maxey