"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

Friday, 12 September 2014

You be the judge

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "It is the season":

"We had an election to rid ourselves of the gloom that hung about us."

But, with your constant re-hashing over these last four years, you've never allowed that gloom to completely dissipate.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 12 September 2014 12:4


That?s not fair.  The  municipality   is currently being sued  by the former Mayor  for $250,000, 

The suit was filed in a court in Waterloo. 

It's still the Town of Aurora being sued.  Legal expenses are still being generated. It has been going on for months now. 

I can hardly be blamed .

It was a resolution of the Mayor's that finally brought out actual expenditure to date of six individuals who caused  to be published  a damaging statement against myself being provided a defence by  BFL the  company providing insurance protection to the town. 

It was Councillor Abel's question that brought forwrad the information the normal process is to seek a settlement of the matter early in the process. 

In this issue , the normal process was not followed.The question of why was not asked. 

I Councillor Abel's question elicited the response  that damages might be resolved with an apology.  

That was true when notice of intent to sue was served on the defendants five years ago. 

It was not my action that brought the issue to the fore  once again during the election.

That was done by our current Mayor.

It was Councillor Abel who suggested  cost of providing a legal defence has a connection to the half million dollar purchase of the drill shed occupying a corner of our town park.

Mayor Dawe echoed the Councillor's sentiment.

The  voters will decide the merit of that  as a campaign tactic.


Anonymous said...

Obviously the sluice gates are open.
You might consider having limited times, Evelyn. Then some period to sort out the completely bonkers ones.
You still have no staff and can only do so much.

Anonymous said...

That was really quite funny. The law-suit was filed in Waterloo and her lawyer did not notify the town until ages afterwards. Too lazy to send an e-mail as a courtesy ?

Anonymous said...

Off-topic Heads up
If you think you have a couple of bug bites but cannot recall getting them, you might have shingles !
My kid's teacher has them and it is not nice. Her doctor says we can get the virus if we had chicken pox as kids.

Anonymous said...

The problem we have here is in part this ward system. I will agree it has its benefits and I am sure some will remind me of this. But we are now faced with all these people running for council. It is very difficult to sort them out and if you attempt it you can easily have the wool pulled over your eyes given the time and effort a reasonable person would expend.

I don't like many of the sitting councillors but I remain unconvinced that our method of selection will produce a new and better crop.

Conclusion: things are not likely to get better - tax increases, big schemes, more staff and little regard for taxpayers' money.

Anonymous said...

Oh, my. TO has another candidate for mayor.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, people are so interested in a ward system that maybe 2-3 turn up when a meeting is called on the subject. I have lived in several places with ward including Toronto. It does nothing to improve the # or quality of candidates.
Aurora will survive just fine without wards - that is an excuse of an election platform IMO