Dis­con­tented tax­payer ques­tions coun­cil

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

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

Car­bon­ear

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