Town should be investigated
I’m having mixed feelings about the Town of Carbonear. The people here are very friendly and kind But I feel the town council, town administrator and the public works director are very closed minded when it comes to spending taxpayers’ money.
They are going to purchase a sport-utility vehicle for the public works director. Is this a good investment for the town?
Also, he gets paid for being on call, even though he’s not aloud to work, according to what council members have told me. We’re also paying for work on the pool that should have been completed when the pool was shut down for renovations.
As for the town administrator, all she can say is no, whenever she is required to do her job. I think she is the person that should be requesting the grants from the provincial and federal governments.
She also said in The Compass that she was in charge of the pool. Why was the work not completed properly and in a timely manner? That pool was shut down for months and now they are having problems with the heating system.
The council doesn’t seem to do anything unless she gives her OK.
The only thing I’ve seen the town council do is take away an emergency access road that they have maintained for 25 years.
I thought it was the citizens, the mayor, the council, then the town administrator. That is the way Carbonear is supposed to be ran.
With all the unnecessary spending in this town for doing things twice, even three times, we could have had “ No Name Road” finished and our building permit, but the town council, town administrator and public works director think it’s not right to spend money on that road that would be a good investment for the town, and they have always used.
So what is wrong with this town’s government? I think someone should come in and investigate the way this town is run. Debra Bradbury writes from