Butler will retain her seat, says judge

Justice Greyell has determined that Ms. Butler will not be removed from her seat as Councillor for the City of Grand Forks.

RE: Court Announces Ruling for Councillor Julia Butler

Justice Greyell ruled today that Councillor Julia Butler was in a Conflict of Interest until she closed her yard care businesses, but that she did not have a conflict when she voted on the water meter program bylaw.

Grand Forks City Council filed a petition with the courts to have Councillor Butler’s perceived conflict of interest and Breach of Oath of Office reviewed in May of 2015. Justice Greyell has determined that Ms. Butler will not be removed from her seat as Councillor for the City of Grand Forks. More details on the ruling are expected to be available later today.

Mayor Frank Konrad said “Council accepts the ruling and I am happy we can put this behind us and continue to move forward with the work of the City”.

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