"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Correct and to the point

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Guest Post":

It is only at the discovery stage - if I have heard accurately - and the process could grind on for years. That being said, it is not the fault of Aurora taxpayers if the purchasers in the area were misled. Nor is our responsibility to remedy their problems.
We saw a tiny similar instance where a group of neighbours believed they had the right to dictate what was done with 3 aging trees in their midst. Council turned itself inside out on that one.
I do hope the lesson was learned.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 30 September 2014 13:02


The comment is  absolutely correct and to the point. 

The process could drag on for years. 

It doesn't have to. Up to  the beginning of trial and even after , the process can be brought to a halt with agreement to settle,

It takes two parties to agree. 

Value of the former 6 acre  school site will not diminish.

The town is not in the business of land speculation  with tax dollars. Nor litigation either for that matter.

But it does  mean the issue is shelved for the time being.

Relevant time being the period of  an election.

Whether or not it's an appropriate way to use dollar collected in taxation will no doubt be reviewed  following .

Then everyone will  have a clearer view of  how the issue became an issue.

The same cannot be said about three trees standing in the way of proper drainage of  a building lot of record with a house already built and awaiting family occupation.

At Christmas no less.


Anonymous said...

& in the end, there were still councillors demanding the trees sit and die a slow death from exposure. They would have lost their shirts if it had gone to the OMB. We were fortunate to get out of that mess.

Anonymous said...

It is just as well that you could not afford to enter the signage competition. It sounds like there was a major bashing last night. One candidate is taking it all personally & believe he knows the culprit. Me, I think they were just an irresistible target........

Anonymous said...

How lovely to have a grey Tuesday afternoon without wondering when you should eat or if you are going to need an umbrella on the way to council.

Anonymous said...

Are your signs OK ?

Anonymous said...

I do not care about that park - it is likely going to cost the town $ because the purchasers got messed up by the developer. Not my concern. It can bubble back to the surface when it gets out of the courts.

Anonymous said...

Is it about you and you alone, 19:00?! (There certainly are some odd perspectives here)

Anonymous said...

I predict a condo development.

Anonymous said...

An individual commenting as " I " is scarcely claiming to represent others.

Anonymous said...

09:01, I do not care that you do not care, and your concern, or lack thereof, is not my concern. But it's not about our individual cares and concerns, it should be about the community as a whole.

Anonymous said...

This is so much bunk. The matter is before the courts. It is not on the ballot. Depending upon the outcome, it could go straight to the OMB..