Nothing with saying or quoting means the've already decided.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 19 May 2016 at 22:33
There's a plaintive tone to the comment. It suggests error. No decision has been made.
There's no misunderstanding. It was precisely my point.
After reading the Auroran account twice on line and once in print, no step forward was discerned.
My perception is validated.
There was a lengthy round of talk and talk and more talk and nothing done at the end of it.
Aimless meandering through highway,byway and layby, leading nowhere at all.
A figure of $10 million to be siphoned from the Hydro Reserve to do what exactly?
Seems Council agreed with no idea what.
A consultant report on re-purposing of a library building replaced twenty years ago at a cost of millions
and currently requiring refurbishing at a cost of millions suggests questionable re-purposing.
Councillor Mrakas appears confident demolition, not re-purposing is the ultimate intent.
Unless demolition and building a parking garage is the same thing as re-purposing, that cannot be.
It's all very confusing .
Aurora Lions Club sold their facility. Like they didn't need it any more. Now they lay claim to space
in the old library because they helped raise funds from and with the community to build an extension forty years ago. Not likely the current members.
Nobody, it seems, has any concern about demolition of the old firehall. It's providing a
program for children so severely disabled, no place exists for them in the school system.
The lease has always been on a month to month basis. They have no expectation of
permanency. And obviously no advocate with a claim to the moral righteousness in their cause
In Council ,authority to bring debate to conclusion rests with the presiding member. From start to finish, the Auroran story records no input from the Mayor.
There could be one or more reasons :
1.There was none.
2.He didn't hear it and needs to read the debate. People often have the impression the Mayor
doesn't listen. May be he doesn't hear.
3. He didn't agree with direction of the debate and chose to sabotage.
Since returning to Council in 2003, I have taken the position,major issues cannot be handled as
an item on a Council agenda.
It's not fair to Council and it's no way to run a railroad.
It's the reason for endless, futile, repetitive discussion that goes nowhere.
Also the reason for poorly thought out decisions.
Leadership and guidance are essential for a productive Council.
We are not getting what we are paying for.