Town should be in­ves­ti­gated

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

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

Car­bomear

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