Council bids farewell to Malcolm Millar

Nancy MacPhee
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SUMMERSIDE — The City of Summerside is bidding farewell to its finance director and acting chief administrative officer, Malcolm Millar.

Millar will retire Nov. 30.

During the November council meeting, Millar was commended on his work during his 10 years with the City of Summerside.

“We hired him 10 years ago and, at the time, he said he would stay for 10 years and retire in the fall of 2012,” said Stewart.

“Malcolm put the wind farm project together with members of staff. It was a great project, a large project, and it is very, very successful. The same with Credit Union Place, when we were working on that project Malcolm tied it together and got the finances in places. I think it will be paid for in about 15 years.”

Deputy mayor Bruce MacDougall, who, in his capacity as finance committee chair, worked closely with Millar, said he was always a “steady eddy” at the table.

“There has been a lot of negotiations going back and forth and Malcolm has always been at the centre of them,” said MacDougall. “When everyone else is throwing balls in the air he’s there to catch them.”

Organizations: Credit Union Place

Geographic location: Summerside

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Recent comments

  • Citizen Jane
    November 22, 2012 - 14:31

    Easy with the flattering comments there Deputy Doog. You should retire with him.

  • Ernie
    November 22, 2012 - 08:05

    Please leave your share of the million plus dollars lost to Starlink Productions before you leave.

  • bs
    November 22, 2012 - 07:59

    Good riddance. This is the best news to come out of city hall since Terry Murphy retired. Another mastermind of the $1.5 million Concert Fiasco not to mention the many people that were left in the dark because of a ruthless policy against struggling citizens who fell behind on their power bills. Now if Basil and a few of those other "old boys" who have been on council too long would just retire we might be able to start with a clean slate.

  • John W.A.Curtis
    November 21, 2012 - 23:19

    Summerside lost 1.3 million dollars for the rock concert both Millar and Murphy leave without full disclosure of the Hopping Report

  • Dave
    November 21, 2012 - 21:48

    Yup great catch on the failed concert and was it uou or Terry whom signed the second cheque without going thru council. Yeah I would call that one an "error " and not a catch Bruce.

    November 21, 2012 - 17:47

    Well I see Deputy Bruce MacDougall is still finance chairman, have not heard alot from him since the Cottage Party. Who was catching the balls after the cottage vote of $2.1 million dollars for a failed concert which caused total embarrassment to the entire City Senior Management, Mayor Basil Stewart and Council. I remember former Councilor Bridges saying on Compass there was four top brains in the City who planned this concert fiasco and I do believe Mr Millar was one of them. I would suggest you Politicians just let Mr Millar retire and never mind the phony remarks. Everyone in the City knows exactly how you and the Mayor operate, You have practiced quite well over the past 13 yrs or so when forging ahead with the false charges against our former Deputy Chief of Police, after falling on your face over than disgrace, you forged ahead with another $2.1 millon dollars for fiasco concert. So much for your Small City Big Ideas theory.