Legal battle with Quinnells cost township $248,000

Puslinch Township has paid what is expected to be the last legal bill regarding the dismissal of two fire officials, bringing the total cost, including settlement, to almost $250,000.

On Aug. 19, council okayed the payment of a $44,335 bill for services rendered in May and June by Toronto legal firm Filion Wakely Thorup Ange­l­etti, regarding the December dismissal of former Fire Chief Dan Quinnell and his son, former Fire Prevention Officer Richard Quinnell.

That brings the township’s legal costs to $82,377.

Combined with the settlement announced on July 2, the municipality’s total cost for the legal battle is $248,137.