Carbonear Mayor Removed From Office
Frank Butt has been removed as the Mayor of Carbonear.
Carbonear Town Council voted to remove Butt from the Mayor's chair after about a potential conflict of interest.
The last town council had received a letter alleging Frank Butt had made a motion to demolish a building in a property next to his.
If the property was demolished the value of Butt’s property would increase.
The incident was investigated by the Department of Municipal Affairs and a town lawyer.
Deputy Major Chris O’Grady will fill in as Mayor.
Frank Butt can appeal the decision.
Butt said on Facebook, "I am extremely disappointed in council’s decision and as a result, I am appealing their decision and cannot go into any further details."