Alex Cameron has resigned as chair of the Windsor Public Library board's finance committee.

The move comes in the wake of a credit card scandal involving Al Maghnieh, the former chair of the library board who resigned after it was learned he used a library-issued credit card to make nearly $9,000 in personal purchases.

Cameron isn't commenting on how or why Maghnieh was given a credit card.

"As I'm no longer a Library board member I will refrain from speaking publicly about the previous matters at the library board," Cameron wrote in an email to CBC News.

Cameron said a city council striking committee must meet to appoint new library board members and that those members must elect a chairman and strike their committees in order to comply with Ontario's Public Libraries Act.

"I will leave any comments for the newly elected chairman and I wish the new members of the Windsor Public Library board well," Cameron wrote to CBC.

In a letter to acting library chair Hilary Payne, Cameron said he accepts responsibility for the actions of others over the use of the credit card.

'I must accept responsibility for the actions of others.' — Alex Cameron, library finance chair

"As chair of the library board finance committee, I must accept responsibility for the actions of others," Cameron wrote. "I accept the calls for my resignation and I hereby resign from the Windsor Public Library board, effective immediately."

Mayor Eddie Francis has been calling for Cameron's resignation since Saturday.

"The audit chair, finance committee and CEO should have known better. They should never have allowed this type of behaviour to continue," Francis said Monday.

Maghnieh committed to council

Maghnieh resigned from the board on the weekend. He has no intentions of stepping down as Ward 10 city councillor.

Maghnieh said he will focus on rebuilding his reputation and repairing relationships with his council colleagues and the community.

"I'm going to continue to focus to work hard for my constituents," Maghnieh said. "I've been out the last couple days doing constituency calls and attending residents' homes. I'm going to continue to focus on the hard work that I committed to from my election."

At least two councillors seem to believe Maghnieh has his work cut out for him.

Coun. Drew Dilkens says the part that bothers him the most is that the story keeps changing about how much Maghnieh racked up. It was first reported Maghnieh spent $3,000; then $6,000; and finally, he said he spent $8,490 on the card.

Coun. Jo-Anne Gignac is upset that Maghnieh has reached out to every other member of council, except her.

"Here I am, the only woman on council, I don't know what Coun. Maghnieh's problem with me is, but I would've appreciated a call if everyone else is getting one," Gignac said.

Maghnieh told CBC News on Monday he had called "most" of his fellow councillors.

Gignac also feels she is being left in the dark on the issue.

"It bothers me, considerably, to have a situation like this, where I'm guessing. I'm guessing as to what happened, along with everybody else," she said. "I can't provide my residents with the information they're looking for, and that erodes public confidence. I don't like it.

"My phone has been ringing off the hook, people demanding to know information. I have to explain to them that I know exactly what they know."

Maghnieh's job as strategic planning and communications administrator with the Catholic school board is not in jeopardy either.

He does have a corporate credit card there.

Maghnieh said he has never made personal purchases with that card.

School board director Paul Picard told CBC News that Maghnieh has never abused the board-issued card.

The board reviews the statements closely each month.