MV council discusses recent dismissal of the Recreation and Community Development Coordinator

BARRY’S BAY – Council chambers were full for the Township of Madawaska Valley on August 9, with the hopes of discussion from council about the recent dismissal of the Recreation and Community Development Coordinator, Paul Nopper.

Mayor for the Township of Madawaska Valley, Kim Love, addressed the situation off at the start of the meeting.

“On July 28, Mr. Paul Nopper was let go from his position as Recreation and Community Development Coordinator. All information related to a decision to let an employee go is confidential. Council has not discussed changing or eliminating this position,” said Love.

She also shut down some rumours that have been circulating throughout the community during this address as well.

“Shortly after this action false rumours started circulating that council intends to close the Railway Station. Council has had no discussion on this and has made no plans in this direction. The Railway Station will continue to be open and operating,” said Love. “I have always valued the positive social and economic contribution that recreation, art, heritage and culture make to our community.”

For more pick up a copy of the August 16, 2017 paper.