"The Aurora Historical Society's funds come mostly from the Town of Aurora. They are not mostly raised from the community."
That is patently untrue.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 6 April 2016 at 11:16
If it's not,, tell us what is . If your group is raising more than the $70,000. a year the town grants,
don't be shy....tell us about it.
While you're at it, tell us why you need grants from tax dollars.
You solicit voluntary donations then request Council to pick our pockets without as -much -as -by-your -leave to contribute a second time to your organisation.
It's double-dipping no matter how you look at it.
Nobody should know better how much is already provided from taxes to preserve town heritage.
How long the task languished, the collection was neglected while your group sought and received funds from the town to take care of it and didn't.
Why the Society withdrew commitment to contribute the funds raised for renovations to Church Street School and a legal agreement to operate a program in the architect- designed Heritage Centre.
Special fire suppression equipment,honed air-conditioning,separate glassed-in protected for fragile materials, glass cabinets for collections and last but not least ,authenticity in the building itself to illustrate the integrity of a small, proud ,vigorous,vintage Canadian community; under-utilised and all too easily surrendered by successors to the dedicated group responsible for the original vision.
It's time for the Historical Society to change its name to reflect ownership and commitment to
Hillary House and protect it from the same betrayal.