Around the St. Catharines council table
St. Catharines councillors have hired an integrity commissioner to investigate the first complaint they've recieved about a member of council since adopting a Code of Conduct in 2010.
Last night, they voted in favour of paying a Mississauga area integrity commissioner 150 dollars an hour to look into the complaint.
While some councillors wondered why the investigation couldn't be done internally, they were told by the city clerk under the terms of the Code of Conduct they have no choice but to hire an outside individual to look into the matter.
There's no word on which councillor is the subject of that complaint.
Also at council, a decision to put the city's two hydro generating stations up for sale.
City staff have been directed to ask for expressions of interest from potential buyers for the Heywood Generating Station in Port Dalhousie and the proposed Shickluna Hydroelectric Station in Twelve Mile Creek.
Depending on the value of the properties and the offers they get, council will then decide whether it is worth it to sell the stations or keep them.