I would like to express appreciation to the 54 taxpayers in the Town of Outlook who signed their name alongside mine on a community petition, calling on Mayor Weiterman and Council to host an open-forum, public meeting as soon as possible. I submitted our documentation to the Mayor on March 2nd, and I received a response from Kevin Trew, CAO for the Town of Outlook, on March 13th. I regret to report that the Town of Outlook has deemed our documentation "insufficient", based on a number of technicalities.
I was also informed that it was an ERROR for me to submit our petition directly to Mayor Weiterman, and instead it should have been submitted to the CAO. I was unaware that the Mayor and Council have a gatekeeper between themselves and the citizens of Outlook.
I sincerely hope that Mayor Weiterman and Council will take the opportunity to discuss the legitimate concerns of all petitioners at a public meeting, as soon as possible, regardless of the insufficiency of the documentation. I think discussing municipal matters of great importance NOW, is preferable to a discussion during the election campaign of 2024.
Matthew E. Lawless