Concerns about how tax dollars are spent
When Walter and I came to Carbonear, there was a person who researched the way the town spent some of its tax revenue. He discovered some money had been spent on alcohol and parties for town employees.
I see nothing wrong with giving town employees a turkey or ham at Christmastime. At the same time, as a taxpayer and concerned resident of this town, I feel another new truck for the public works director is crazy. He got a new pickup last year so that he could put a sander in the back to help with sanding the streets, which was a great idea. Now he wants an SUV?
I believe it would be much more cost effective to take a taxi wherever he wants to go. With the cost of the vehicle, maintenance, insurance and fuel, a taxi would be much less expensive.
The taxpayers of Carbonear gave $500 to the PC Party for their fundraiser. Shouldn’t all provincial parties be treated equally? Who went to the dinner?
Carbonear has been here for many years and has had a population over 4,000 for many years. What is the problem with getting a grant to repair our wharf and boat launch?
I know of a town here in eastern Newfoundland and Labrador with a population of 74 that received a grant to repair its wharf. Who is in charge of requesting grants from the provincial and federal governments?
Why are we paying a salary for an enforcement of ficer when he is very restricted on what he is able to do? He can’t give parking tickets, or speeding tickets. I would like to know exactly what authority he really has.
We have been here since 2009 and we have attended all of the council meetings. Where is our town planner or who is our town planner? We don’t know who he or she is.
As soon as visitors enter our town via Powell Drive, they can see the town is not looking after our roads that serve as the main arteries entering our town.
What happened to the results of the study by Tract Consulting? Walter and I had input into this study, but we still haven’t heard or seen anything since.
Is this the way we want our tax dollars spent? Debra Bradbury writes