"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

Wednesday 18 September 2013

No Bylaw...No Issue

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "It's Not A Conflict":

Proposed By-Law respecting Boulevard Maintenance

What is a boulevard?

Is this a grass and tree area contained within a concrete form? Do these run through the centre of major roadways, i.e. Wellington St. East through Magna on the south?

Are there other types of boulevards? If so, what are these and where are they located?

Are we talking about a "verge" that runs between a sidewalk and a road, fronting homes?

This most latter is quite properly the responsibility of homeowners.

But is there some confusion in terminology that might lead to a lack of understanding as to who is responsible for maintenance, the town or the property owner?

Could you please clarify this so that I can understand what is at issue.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 18 September 2013 10:47


Nothing is at issue. Council rejected the recommendation for  a Bylaw.

Ninety-nine  per cent of homeowners maintain town property adjoining their own. A handful do not.

The proposed Bylaw  was a typical sledge-hammer approach to kill a fly. The collateral damage would be colossal.

How would we prosecute people who failed to cut grass on public property?

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