The deputy mayor of North Bay, Sheldon Forgette, is no longer being sued by the North Bay Taxpayers Association. Spokesman Miles Peters announced the claim was being dropped outside City Hall Monday night. Peters says the suit could have dragged on for years and that defeats the purpose of the association looking after taxpayers’ money. But Peters says the association still wants Forgette to apologize for his comments. He says the association is not stealing the public’s money and does not operate illegally. Peters says people who make comments like this are behaving in a deplorable way. So far the suit has cost the taxpayers association about $2,500 and Peters says the group will take the hit for that. Meanwhile on the advice of his lawyer, Forgette has been told not to comment on the association dropping the lawsuit.
Taxpayer group drops lawsuit against deputy mayor