PALMER RAPIDS – The integrity commissioner for Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan Township has decided she will not fully investigate a series of complaints made by a business owner in Palmer Rapids.
The 11-page report outlining this decision was submitted at the November 13 regular council meeting.
Peggy Young-Lovelace of Expertise 4 Municipalities (E4M) said a series of complaints were received from Ilkyoung Kim, owner of Hannah’s convenience store.
“We find that this matter does not meet the threshold for a full inquiry. We have conducted a preliminary review and based on the evidence, do not believe the Requestor has substantiated a claim of discrimination sufficiently to rise to the level needed to be a contravention of the Code of Conduct,” Young-Lovelace said.
The matter, which is currently before the courts, stems from council’s decision not to allow him to have a chip truck on municipal land. Kim originally asked to have his chip truck in front of the Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan arena. However, the township’s transient trader bylaw states that no license shall be issued to a transient trader operating 300 feet of the arena.
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