Ec­cen­tric­ity has its lim­its

Cape Breton Post - - EDITORIAL -

Re: ‘Stand­ing up for home owner,’ let­ter to the ed­i­tor, Cape Bre­ton Post, Jan. 27.

It is very ad­mirable for M. Mo­nia MacDon­ald to stand up for Sylvia Dolomont and sug­gest she is be­ing bul­lied, but one should have all the facts be­fore writ­ing a let­ter.

Dolomont, in my opin­ion, is no more be­ing bul­lied than any other cit­i­zen in this town. The mu­nic­i­pal­ity is try­ing to help her and all the peo­ple who have to live in the vicin­ity of her houses.

Be­ing ec­cen­tric is fine as long as your dif­fer­ences don’t af­fect en­tire neigh­bour­hoods. When your houses and ve­hi­cles are crawl­ing with un­wanted an­i­mals and odors it can be very dis­turb­ing to a lot of peo­ple.

Her taxes may be paid but her style of liv­ing has had a tremen­dous ef­fect on two neigh­bours. When my prop­erty be­comes de­val­ued be­cause of the way a per­son next to me is liv­ing then some­thing needs to be done.

I do hope the peo­ple of Camp­bell St. can get some re­lief. Mar­jorie Ser­afi­nus North Syd­ney

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