Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The eternal conundrum":
Speaking of The Auroran... I read the piece
about the former Hyrdo building being declared surplus.
Luckily this was
defeated. Evelyn, I don't understand your flip-flop stance. You were all up in
arms about the lease to DND because you felt that this building was being used
well and it caused us to build another. No you are saying it is surplus? You
can't have it both ways and clearly the council saw your motion for what it
was.... political grand-standing.
I can so have it both ways. Since you profess not to be able to understand , let me explain it to you.
The hydro building was being used for town purposes.
Archives were being stored in the building.
Dismantled barns of historical significance were stored in the yard.
The parks building was building parks furniture within. The parks department is made up mostly by seasonal workers. The full time skeleton staff have a variety of skills. Many construction projects are carried out to completion by parks employees.
In the winter, they are occupied cinstructing parks furniture; picnic tables, garbage containers and such.
The first winter they were in the building they built a gazebo inside and erected it in a park in Spring.
New furniture is always needed because new parks are always being built .
I did not support turfing the parks department from the building to make room for Queen's York Rangers week-end activities.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent on the building to bring it up to their needs.
We did not make it known the building was available for rent.
.We did not declare the building surplus to our needs. It is the required legal process before a municipality divests itself of a facility. Yet we did not observe the law.
We gave Queen's York Rangers preference.
Ahead of the interest of the people we are elected to serve.
We signed a lease agreement that cannot be made public for national security reasons.
Apparently alterations have been made in our building that never received town approval.
The lease is for ten years with a possible extension of five years.
If need is not foreseen for a peruod of fifteen years, no need exists for the building.
The lease confirms the building is surplus to town needs. It is no longer, nor will it in the foreseeable future be needed by the town
It is surplus to the needs.
We are building a twenty million dollar joint facility for works and parks to meet our needs.
During the debate on Tueday, Councillor ,the Righteous With Teeth, Ballard, objected to a reference to his involvement with the deal the town made.
Liar liar pants on fire. Bite your own ass.
The Auroran quotes the high standard Councillor stating in the same debate ;
"One of the key reasons I remember we offered the building was to keep York Region's most historic regiment in its historic home"
The Pure and Righteous One was not a member of the last Council. How did he happen to be making an offer of a town building .
The Hydro building is anything but historic.
Some , including me. would argue Fort York Armouries in Toronto is legitimate home to Queen's York Rangers. The museum is there.
The Rangers were not homeless.
The drill shed on the corner of Mosely Park is a drill shed.
If the Federal government had plans, why are hard-pressed property owners in Aurora responsible for the survival of Queen's York Rangers.
So, here we have yet another example of the town's interest not served then and not served now.
Once again ,this Council is accountable for the decisions of the past Council.
It's a growing list.