Report from Adelaide Metcalfe, March 20, 2012: We came early- 5’oclock, just in case some councillors actually came early for the ‘preview’. We wanted to make sure there wasn’t a quorum happening, as this closed door meeting general public was not allowed in between 5:30-6:00 – only landowners with leases and municipal council to ‘mingle’ (see letter below). We took pictures of those who entered the building.
The only one who really minded the camera was Adelaide Metcalfe “sunshine list” Clerk / Admin/ Treasurer’s (Fran Urbshott) husband. As the pictures attached show, Mr. Brian Urbshott came in, had his picture taken then hurled towards M. and swatted the camera out of her hand before it was away from her face— hence the pictures of the signs in a blur.
The last time his wife grabbed him from behind by the belt and pulled him away. You can see her holding him off in the last picture. Notice the Security guard hired by Suncor. He just stood there and watched.
So…why was Mr. Urbshott so upset? Why all the secrecy at this closed door meeting? Why was the husband of the CAO allowed into a meeting where the public was banned?
Closed door meeting with landowners/Councilors: