"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

Friday 27 February 2015

Time Goes By In A Flash

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The Saga Of Melting Snow. Now You See It. Now You ...": 

In his annual State of the Town address last week, Mayor Dawe's opening remarks 
"Taking risks - calculated risks - is an integral component of success."
This may be true if all the research has been expertly done. 

On the snow storage project, lacking even the most basic common sense, it would have been cancelled before huge amounts of taxpayer money were squandered.

Who was or who were responsible?

Does anyone know? Does anyone care?

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 26 February 2015 at 13:59

The project was a carry-over from the previous term. It kept coming back and being deferred. The  final vote was taken at the 
same time approval was given for the Joint Facility. 

Councillor Humphreys was absent. But mr. Constable had been 
brought  on board in time to safeguard the vote for the facility. 

He voted against the snow treatment facility which had reached a million dollars by that time. It was that vote that killed the project. 

The Mayor supported the project from beginning to end. 
Someone just commented we are only three months in to the term 
and three years until the next election. 

We have three new Councillors and Councillor Thompson.The latter may have realised his alliances in the last term were not particularly advantageous. 

The three new councillors acquitted themselves very well in their first campaign.They should be nurtured and encouraged. 


Anonymous said...

I agree the 3 new ones are looking interesting. I am not sure how the voting went but the Mayor, Cllr Humfryes & Cllr Pirri were deprived of their streetscape furnishings which would have cost about $200,000. Now it might turn up again because Cllr Humfryes claimed it " was very important " to her.

Anonymous said...

"Someone just commented we are only three months in to the term and three years until the next election."

No, that is not what they actually said. To wit:

"We are three months into the new term, not three years!"

Anonymous said...

There is a huge road and maintenance facility at St John sdrd and woodbine owned by the Region. With the region in debt and this town "supposedly" trying to keep taxes at the rate of inflation... Why couldn't we shared or "partnered" that facility/property?? Or is government only looking to "partner" with private businesses?

Anonymous said...

Haven't you been paying attention? We need to take risks!