Discontented taxpayer questions council
I wrote a letter to the Carbonear town council on Sept. 26, 2011 to ask why the work being done in our town was not being done right, and asked who was in charge of quality assurance. I took pictures and presented them with the letter.
The only response I got was a letter dated Oct. 27, 2011 from the town administrator, Cynthia Davis. She thanked me for the letter, advised me that the council would investigate my concerns, and that they appreciated that I wanted our tax dollars spent efficiently as possible.
If the council is truly concerned about the way our tax dollars are spent, then why is it costing another $7,000 for work to be redone on the pool? Where was our quality assurance? Why do we need another town logo when it is going to cost us thousands of dollars to change the old logo? Why do we have an enforcement officer that has no authority? Why did the council not acknowledge my letter?
Deputy Mayor Ches Ash asked on Nov. 7, 2011 about emergency vehicle access to two roads in town, one by the Interfaith seniors complex, because vehicles were parking on both sides of the road and ambulances could not get through. The other one was no name road. He stated it should be plowed for emergency access during the winter. It was said at the meeting that a let- ter was forwarded to the minister of transportation, requesting permission to plow the road for the winter and to inquire if there was a resolution to the problem.
At the meeting on Nov. 21, 2011 the only road that Ches was inquiring about was the one by the Interfaith Home. Is this because he lives in this area and has the same traffic problems? Why was no name road not mentioned? What about the residents of Bunker Hill. The way I see it, we are not all being treated equally. We are all taxpayers and should be treated equally. Debra Bradbury writes from