No longer on the map
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