Bell refuses to apologise to disgraced former shire CEO

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

TOODYAY Shire Cr Ben Bell has refused an official State order to apologise to disgraced former shire CEO Stan Scott (pictured left) for a series of Facebook posts two year ago.

Three apologies for breaches of the Shire Code of Conduct were published in the council agenda for Cr Bell to read out at last month’s council meeting.

But when invited by Shire President Rosemary Madacsi to read the apologies, Cr Bell asked her to pass on to the next agenda item, which she did after conferring briefly with Shire CEO Suzie Haslehurst.

Cr Bell later told The Herald that he couldn’t remember what he had posted on Facebook two years ago.

“I have no idea what I was supposed to apologise for so I let it go,” Cr Bell said.
“I’m not saying I didn’t do it but it was found to be only a ‘minor’ breach.

“We have much bigger things to worry about now than what happened two years ago.”

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