"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

Saturday 7 June 2014

Number Three e-mail


I would like the following correspondence to be put forwrad as a late item to  Council's agenda on Tuesday.

Evelyn Buck

Begin forwarded message:
Resent-From: <EBuck@aurora.ca>
From: Evelyn Buck <evelyn.buck@rogers.com>
Date: June 6, 2014 at 7:43:18 PM EDT
To: "<AllCouncillors@aurora.ca>" <allcouncillors@aurora.ca>
Cc: "<adowney@aurora.ca>" <adowney@aurora.ca>, "<NGarbe@aurora.ca>" <NGarbe@aurora.ca>
Subject: Petch House 
Mr. Mayor and Members of Council,
Time is shrinking fast. Already it's too late for some projects. Too many  have ended unsatisfactorily despite Council's best efforts.

I would not normally resort to e-mail  but I am deeply concerned  about time shortage.

I made a list  of items that could see progress before our time is over.

Petch House is  the most obvious. A staff report is overdue. I  don't believe we can wait  longer. A decision  as to use  has been pending since late last summer. That cannot be

Placement of  electrical outlets and  wiring   and replacement of floor boards  await our decision.

Direction could be given on Tuesday  for a short  term lease  to be offered immediately .

A wedding chapel would be a perfect use.  A Wedding ceremoniy is short eliminating  the need for washrooms.

Opportunities for portrait photography  could not be better.  A fountain in the little pond
and a few heritage artifacts would  provide all that's required.

Catering ,reception , parking, all other facilities  in the Seniors Building. lend themselves to the project.

The building  has already been  used for wedding receptions.  No further investment is
needed .

A wedding chapel in the Petch  House would  perfect  the amenity.
It's the best idea we've seen yet. We should make the decision onTuesday.

Last figures indicate funds exist in the original budget to complete the project

I look forward to Council support for the obvious.

Evelyn Buck


Anonymous said...

Any building catering to the public requires washrooms.

Anonymous said...

"It's the best idea we've seen yet."

If you do say so yourself.

Anonymous said...

Not strictly true. Access to washrooms in the immediate area is sufficient in some cases. If a reception is to be held right next door, that would cover the bases.

Anonymous said...

And if the reception isn't "held right next door," 18:29?

Anonymous said...

It's not just washrooms, there are plenty of Health and Safety requirements that make this more difficult than just ensuring it has heat and electrical ......