No longer on the map

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

Dear edi­tor,

We have lived in Car­bon­ear two years as of April 8. We would like to thank our friends and neigh­bours. Be­cause of them we are still res­i­dents of this beau­ti­ful town.

I feel the peo­ple of Car­bon­ear should be aware of what the town coun­cil is do­ing. From 1998 to 2010 “ No Name” road has been on the Town of Car­bon­ear maps. But “ No Name” road has now been elim­i­nated from the lat­est map.

I asked deputy mayor Ches Ash why we are pay­ing mu­nic­i­pal taxes on our prop­erty when we have no ser­vices to it? His re­ply was coun­cil wants land own­ers to de­velop or sell. He also stated that this was prime real es­tate and still we can­not get a build­ing per­mit or sell our prop­erty. An­other one of our coun­cil mem­bers, David Kennedy, stated that Bunker Hill is prob­a­bly the worst road in Car­bon­ear.

The pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment stated that “No Name” road was not on its in­ven­tory, but gave the town per­mis­sion to use it in case of emer­gency, even though it was con­sid­ered an un­safe road. Is it pol­icy for the town and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments to let emer­gency ve­hi­cles and the three res­i­dents of Squibbs Hill ( now called English Hill ex­ten­sion) use a road that is still con­sid­ered un­safe.

We felt that when our MHA came and stood on our prop­erty with other mem­bers of gov­ern­ment and mem­bers of our town coun­cil, this prob­lem would be solved. It seems to me that our pro­vin­cial and mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ments are all talk and no ac­tion. Wal­ter and Debra Brad­bury

Car­bon­ear

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