Fire museum: Port Hope deputy mayor apologizes to councillor
PORT HOPE -- The issue of the degree of support the Municipality of Port Hope has shown the Canadian Firefighters Museum has become a heated one in recent weeks.
But at this week's committee-of-the-whole meeting, Deputy Mayor Greg Burns offered an apology to Councillor Robert Polutnik.
The two had differed on the effects of last year's denial of a community-grant request may have had on the museum's attempts to apply for grants and funding elsewhere, including provincial and Federal sources.
Burns had contended that there is a strong tie between success in these grants and an organization's own municipality showing its fiscal support. Polutnik disagreed.
This week, Burns revisited the issue.
"At the Sept. 5 committee-of-the-whole, I challenged Councillor Robert Polutnik on an item he raised relating to grants and the fact that some of those grants require municipal support from a financial perspective," he said.
"I indicated I would do some research, and I now extend an apology to Councillor Polutnik because I was unable to find that information."