There is nothing to suggest any impropriety, or misuse of resources
A section of the media has repeated a most mischievous and inaccurate aspect of Mr. Ramon Gaskin’s report which referred to misuse of fuel by the Mayor.
I wish to make it abundantly clear that there can be no basis for this statement, except by an irrational person.
There is a procedure which has been in place for years, for the upliftment of fuel for the official vehicle assigned to the Mayor’s Office, essentially used by the Mayor.
The procedure is as follows:
A gas order is prepared by the driver, signed by the Secretary; this order is taken to the Town Clerk for signature.
The driver then takes the order form with the vehicle to the workshop in Princes Street, where the fuel (diesel) is put directly from the pump into the tank.
Over the years, I have had absolutely nothing to do with fuel, and only after reading the buzzard report by Mr. Gaskin did I seek detailed information as to the procedure as stated above.
After this report, I took the trouble to question the driver and also sought information from the agent (AINLIM) from whom the vehicle was purchased, as to what is the consumption of this particular vehicle.
I checked with the records and the driver and there is nothing to suggest any impropriety, or misuse of resources.
Hamilton Green, JP