The Mayor cannot turn back the clock. Council have voted to fund Mavrinac from the very beginning.
It is a shame that the park-to-be will be such a localized affair but everyone has signed off on it except for Cllr
Pirri who wanted it to be more inclusive.
The Mayor truly illustrates that he has only the one vote - he sure isn't driving the bus.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 23 July 2016 at 12:04
Councillor Pirri's argument was not the Mayor's . He voted against the project because
park amenities in the neighbourhood were already better than sufficient....the best ratio of any
The Mavrinac residents got what they wanted from purely political expediency. Geoff Dawe did
nothing to stop it .
An estimate of revenue lost from taking land out of the private sector was never requested.
Professional salaries to provide such advice are as redundant as the park.
Council adopted a policy to freeze hiring and did nothing but buy property since.
New revenue from new development is negated by such purchases .
Vanishing retail ,evident throughout the town, means lost revenue.
Condo buildings are not permitted to rise above a certain level making them financially non-feasible.
So stacked townhouses are to be built in the town Centre. Despite Provincial policy of high density.
Last week The Auroran cited substantial bafflegab from the Treasurer, telling Council in highly
convoluted language why he can't give them the budget they want.
They've already spent money they didn't have in previous budgets.
He calls it "deferred taxes" .
It's budgeting for a deficit and that's prohibited by the Municipal Act.
He has already confided the facts to the Financial Advisory Committee. It must mean no need for the rest to know.
Don't ask, don't tell.
Read the story. it starts on Page 1 and continues on Page 16 under a different title.