recommendations in the report of the CAO. We don't know what Councillor Kim, Pirri or the Mayor
think. They were not quoted. It could mean one of two things. They had nothing to say or
nothing worth quoting.
It appears a decision to spend ten million dollars of the hydro reserve on revitalizing downtown is to be made next Tuesday. Hardly time for input to a plan or method of payment that has or has not been
refined by Council.
On the other hand , the story suggests time will be allowed.
Between now and Tuesday?
Councillor Mrakas is glad to decide to demolish redundant buildings on Victoria Street. I would be
heartened by the news. But he's the only one making the reference.
After twenty-five years of decision pending, if that was the final determination, it should have been the headline.
The consultant's report on "re-purposing of buildings" has been presented . Obviously choices are yet to be made.
Councillor Abel doesn't agree with any of the CAO's recommendations.Particularly since there is no
business case for investing $10.million.
No response to the Councillor's concern is noted. That's odd. Normal procedure would be for the Presiding member to seek a rationale from the CAO.
It never happened . Councillor Abel is none the wiser and neither are we.
It's hard to imagine response to a plan not yet decided.
The Mayor did not speak to it.
All but three members did . Agreement and disagreement were cited but not further articulated.
No decision by Council to make the plan their own.
If members ,with every resource available to them,cannot define a plan, how can the public be expected to identify the good,bad or indifferent.
Status of the Hydro Reserve Fund Bylaw? Something tells me it was rescinded last term. A financial feasibility report should be forthcoming from the Chief Financial Officer.
The Reserve must be $35 million by now.
Is it to be frittered away with nothing to show... on demolition rather than building?
Are there no principles to be expounded?
Are we still heading down the yellow brick road of ornamental concrete sidewalks?
We don't clean what's there now until well on in the season.
So many questions. So few answers.