The last meeting of the former Telkwa council after the November 15th election has been deemed legal by a lawyer.
Mayor Darcy Repen says the new council sought legal advice because the meetings were held by a council that didn’t get re-elected before the new one could be sworn in.
“My feeling was that after an election, especially with the results that were as decisive as they are, that the previous council shouldn’t be in a position to affect major changes or decisions that affect the community going forward and in fact they did do that,” he says.
However, a lawyer says the former council could hold meetings until the new council took the oath of office — which wasn’t until a month after the election.
Repen says there is still more follow up to do about the meetings.