Are there any consequences to a clerk failing (for two years running) to inform councillors of a public interest report under section 7 (due to not having submitted AGAR for two years running) and also failing to hold the required public meeting in either of those two years?
Clerk has recently resigned without notice, probably before being pushed (there are other issues also), and this is now coming to light. Clerk was related to the Chair and close friends with Vice Chair, who have also resigned. I appreciate that councillors should have been aware that something was amiss when AGAR was not presented to them, etc, but most of those remaining have not been in post very long and have received no training.
The most recent letter from the auditors, dated October 19, is in the public domain, but currently the community has no idea what has gone on and why the clerk and various councillors have resigned. Questions are being asked. Would some of the remaining councillors be acting appropriately by drawing attention to the letter, which can be found online? Given that the community should legally have been informed at the time, is there merit in informing them now or would you deem that unnecessarily inflammatory, since the culprits are no longer in post?