Kings county council is off to an interesting start.
Newly-elected councillor Pauline Raven asked about the report on the election from the returning officer that was referred to the Nov. 20 committee of the whole meeting.
Chief administrative officer Bob Ashley said the report had been pulled because, the day following the referral motion, the municipality learned of the pending legal challenge.
Raven said there shouldn't be any issue getting an update about the legal issue in camera later in the day because it qualifies as a legal matter.
Warden Diana Brothers pointed out the municipality has received legal advice that the matter shouldn't be discussed in open session or in-camera in light of the pending legal action.
Coun. Patricia Bishop moved to rule the chairwoman out of order and to have an in camera discussion of the matter.
Brothers pointed out a two-thirds majority vote would be needed to overrule the chairwoman.
Council defeated the motion to overrule the chairwoman by six votes to five.
Those who voted in favour included Bishop, Raven, Wayne Atwater, Brian Hirtle and Emma Van Rooyen.