August 08, 201408 August 2014
The Ombudsman reviewed a closed meeting held by council for the Township of Russell to discuss municipal infrastructure projects. The meeting was closed under the acquisition or disposition of land exception. As part of the projects, council discussed the need to obtain an easement over a property and the potential cost. The Ombudsman found that the discussion fit within the acquisition or disposition of land exception because an easement is a form of property right.