Dirty meeting place forces early adjournment of council meeting
SAV-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — The Westmoreland Parish Council’s monthly meeting was prematurely adjourned yesterday because of the untidiness of its meeting place.
The council and the Savanna-la-Mar court have been sharing the building, which the parish council uses to convene its meeting for many years.
But there has been a controversy for quite some time over the section of court house that is used by the council for its monthly meeting.
“Some time ago the attorney general ruled that the court and the council should co-exist and when they are not using it we could use it,” said Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, Ralph Anglin.
“It occurred already, it was an untidy place and the resident magistrate wrote me to apologise for the condition of the place and said in the future they would clean it up for our meetings,” Anglin said.
He added: “This has happened again and we do not think it is appropriate for it is untidy and dirty and so we adjourned our council as a mark of protest.”
“I will get in contact with the judge to find out what had really gone wrong and get his word on this matter because we cannot continue to tolerate this kind of thing,” Anglin told the Observer.
In the meantime, Anglin said the council has been thinking of relocating for sometime now but that the local government minister, Arnold Bertram, has insisted that they continue using the facility. “Our minister thinks it is a lovely building and recommended that we upgrade downstairs,” he said.