Mayor of Amherstburg explains absence due to health issues
Aldo DiCarlo is re-elected as mayor in Amherstburg, Ont., on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (Aldo DiCarlo / CTV Windsor)
Published Thursday, June 13, 2019 8:36AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, June 13, 2019 6:42PM EDT
Amherstburg’s mayor took to social media to explain his absence from several council meetings in recent months.
Aldo DiCarlo posted a statement about his health on Facebook Wednesday night.
“In the interest of public trust, and in response to those who’ve sent their concerns, I am currently experiencing some health issues and am under a doctor's care,” he posted.
DiCarlo did not reveal what health issues he is experiencing.
DiCarlo said he remains devoted to the Town of Amherstburg and hopes to be back serving the people in a full capacity very soon.
“I continue to work behind the scenes where possible,” he wrote. “Thank you to all who have expressed their concerns.”
DiCarlo has been absent from the council table since April 6, and deputy mayor Leo Meloche has been filling the mayor's chair.
According to Meloche, there have been no issues at town hall.
Amherstburg still has one representative around the Essex County Council table, but the town's seat at the Windsor Police Services board has been vacant since March.
Meloche tells CTV News if DiCarlo misses three straight months, Council would have to authorize his absence by a resolution.
DiCarlo is asking for privacy while he works to improve his health, and plans to return to the office very soon.