County Council removes Warden

SDG County councillors and staff met at an emergency council meeting on June 11. (SDG County/via Youtube)

CORNWALL – Frank Prevost is no longer Warden of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry.

At an emergency council meeting held today (June 11) and after a lengthy closed session, council passed a resolution stating that Prevost was unable to continue as Warden.

Prevost was granted a six-month, unpaid leave of absence by South Glengarry council earlier on Friday. He currently serves as Mayor.

After the closed session, all 11 members of SDG County Council unanimously passed a resolution that said that because Prevost has been granted the unpaid leave of absence, he is no longer eligible to meet the requirements of the Warden’s position. The resolution went on to say that he will no longer serve as Warden. That motion was moved by Councillor Kirsten Gardner (South Dundas) and seconded by Councillor Jamie MacDonald (North Glengarry).

SDG Director of Corporate Services and Clerk Kimberly Casselman told The Leader that it is still being determined what next steps will be taken to fill the Warden position for the balance of the year. As head of the County Council, the Warden is elected by the 12 members of council on an annual basis. That election occurs in October of each year. The Warden serves for a one-year term that begins each December.

County Council is scheduled to meet for its regular monthly meeting on June 21.

Prevost was arrested and charged on June 8 with three counts of Child Luring, and in a separate case one count of Sexual Assault. According to Cornwall Newswatch, he appeared in video bail court on June 9 and was released after paying a $2,000 bond.

 

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