"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

Sunday 27 October 2013

What Price Genius?

About the Stronach gift . Stephen Hinder made a presentation of spectacular generosity.

Wholehearted  appreciation on behalf of  the community  was expressed. May the Saints preserve us
it appeared the sentiment was shared.

Yet a resolution to refer the gift to the Environmental Advisory Committee was approved.

As often happens,  the logic escaped me.

I have heard committee members took  it upon themselves to make demands according to their perception of how things  ought to be.

Why an environmental assessment is required for land to be left in ia natural state as a wildlife park   with a foundation fund tp maintain it  also escapes me.

A check as late as Friday indicates no communication  between the benefactor and the town  since the presentation was made.

Not a dicky bird. Not a  whisper. Not even a whimper.

Nothing. Nada . Nil. Zilch. and Zero.

Question of the day!   What does it take to sabotage a  million dollar gift?

While applications are made for Awards of Excellence,  who  is  watching the store?

Saints Preserve us and Save Us from Ourselves.


Anonymous said...

The minute the proposal was made 4 councillors [ Humfryes, Gallo, Ballard & Gaertner I think ] went into nit-picking mode. About environmental concerns, light pollution, parking,,,,yadda, yadda, yadda
I would not blame the man if he pulled back. Hope he didn't, though. He's dealt with idiots before now. He can just go around them.

Anonymous said...

Pardon my sarcasm.
It is a quiet week with no council Perhaps our net-working /mayor could send a e-mail to Mr Stronach inquiring about the proposal. A little grovel might be in order.

Anonymous said...

It is Cllr Gaertner's demand that her committee be shown All plans Before Council sees them. Maybe she ate them?

Anonymous said...

We have to hope the Park is still planned but that Mr Stronach has been very busy lately. He really doesn't need approval from Aurora to continue working on his legacy.

Anonymous said...

& we've been messing around with a wanna-be park !!