"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 May 2016


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "THE VEIL REMOVED ...WITHOUT GRACE": 

I read in the Auroran how they want to "repurpose" those assets. No mention of tearing anything down and making some sort of parking structure. The need for parking is not being addressed in this Town. Put then again nothing is being addressed. Lots of talk, very little action for the good all Aurorans. 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 18 May 2016 at 13:16

The library building has two meeting rooms leased daily by the town. Quite often, parking available  is full before even the library opens. 

The current library building was constructed to replace the old one . Obviously. Immediately it was vacated the old one should have been demolished to provide for library parking. The decision was witheld because the Seniors wanted out of the Old Firehall. 

The new Senior's facility was built ,in good part, because the old firehall was totally inadequate, the old library was neither adaptable nor accessible, estimated cost of repairs were horrendous.the site was needed for parking ,the cost of a new facility designed for the purpose in new location was more economical ,made far more sense and was well past time for seniors to be properly accommodated. 

The old firehall is long past due date. It's a concrete pad ,with cinder block walls  and tar and gravel roof. SInce the Seniors moved out it has been used as a day program for children so disabled there is no place for them in the school system, a parent organized program in Richmond Hill that lost its space . Desparate for a home they agreed to a month -to -month lease knowing the building  would likely be demolished to make space for library parking. 

The program is now being provided by a new group, still on a month to month lease. As long as the 
town failed to make a decision, I never had misgivings about the  current use. 

The consultant's report apparently recommends re-purposing the building as "club" facilities. 

Evict children with needs that cannot be accommodated in schools and make room for friends of people in high places. Slick operators making tons of money under the guise of providing a volunteer sports program. 

It makes my blood boil. Not an unusual experience while on  Geoff Dawe's council. 

The comment above is correct. Lots of talk about anything and everything except decisions pending  for  twenty-five years.

Millions spent acquiring land to accommodate friends while pretending no purpose was intended 

Then, to obscure decisions obviously already made , retain a consultant and tell him to recommend that which has already been decided. 


Anonymous said...

They do appear tone allergic to demolition. The Library [ old ] should have gone down in Dawe's first term. Gallo stalled it then.
All sort of ironic when the Mayor was claiming to be " shovel-ready " for the University project.. ...ages ago.

Anonymous said...

And you wonder why there's so much anger in the US. Pandering to all the entitled.

Anonymous said...

The new CAO writes such long sentences that i have to go back to the beginning to catch the subject.