The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands is looking for a new chief administrator.
Greg Borduas, the person formerly in the role, has left the municipality to take a similar job in Otonabee-South Monaghan.
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In May of 2017, four staff members accused Borduas of harassment; he then denied the allegations. An investigator later concluded that the claims were unfounded, a finding that resulted in the termination of two high-ranking employees.
After several stories about the allegations were aired on Global Kingston, Borduas sued former councillor John Paul Jackson and Global News. The litigation is still before the courts.
Borduas continued in the chief administrator position before taking a leave of absence in December for undisclosed reasons.
On Feb. 22, the Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan announced that it has hired Borduas as its new chief administrator. Mayor Joe Taylor of Otonabee-South Monaghan said that after a rigorous application process, the township determined Borduas was the best person for the job.
“He brings a significant level of experience to our municipality, and all of the members of council look forward to working with him,” said Taylor.
In his new role, Borduas will likely end up working with one of his former accusers, Michael Touw, who was one of the senior staff members let go after filing a complaint against Borduas.
Global News has confirmed that Touw is now working as the public works manager for Peterborough County.
The mayor of Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Corrina Smith-Gatcke, would not speak on Borduas’ exit, saying: “Due to confidentiality, we are unable to comment on this matter.”
Borduas begins his new job on March 18.