"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

Monday 18 April 2016


LAnonymous has left a new comment on your post "EENY, MEENY,MINEY,MO": 

No one "took" the building... when you people realize that this town will be able to move on. 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 18 April 2016 at 07:32

The town is moving on. Same old . Same old. Money given away hand over fists to friends of the rich and powerful. 

Councils change but nothing else. 

You  are wrong about we, the people, being content any time soon to accept stuff that makes no sense. 

Each year we are reminded. 

An earlier comment notes numbers are up  at  Church Street School programs. 

That's success.... yes.

Increased revenue, mais non?

Yet another comment indicates $400,000 or more demanded and received from the town.

 How does that make sense?

Original grant was intended as seed money to get the Heritage/Culture  program going. To be reduced annually until the operation is self-sufficient. 

The business plan recommended by a consultant was to prevent the facility from becoming a sink hole for taxpayer resources. 

Like a Saturday Night Live Skit ,that's exactly what it became from the beginning. 

Imagine what a hotel operator might make of this  little tidbit unearthed in research for a profitable location.

And all the other crazy stuff that  flows downhill from Aurora Town Hall for the past ten years.. 

The  town does not present as a vibrant ,well-managed, incorruptible partner for a hotel operation
of repute.

Anything but. 


Anonymous said...

The hotel appears to be an election tool. Both Dawe & Gallo have used it.
There was once the possibility of a hotel in connection with a Stronach project. We never heard what happened with that - there was a wonderful plan for an Ecco-Park that would have brought some jobs to town and hit all the right buttons. Then, poof !

Anonymous said...

If hand-outs were curtailed, the monetary enticement of a hotel might be feasible.

Anonymous said...

What did happen to the Ecco-Park Evelyn? You were still on council at the time.