No faith in Clarke’s Beach council
I wish to comment on the ongoing troubles in Clarke’s Beach. What’s disturbing about this whole situation ( filling in of The Glam) is that no engineer was consulted or even involved; only a few councillors with no expertise in any field whatsoever, taking it upon themselves to spend taxpayers’ money whatever way they see fit.
Reminds me of another project no too long ago on Motion Avenue that cost the taxpayers thousands of dollars to correct. This crowd does not learn.
Do they have written tenders for the work to be done? Remember, over $5,000 there must be a tender called.
How much more is being done that taxpayers be held liable for?
Seems like this council can do as they please, regardless of the outcome. They discuss things during council meetings, and when it comes time to vote they find it better to leave the room because of a conflict of interest concern. Sorry. Too late then. If that is so, they should not have been in the room to debate the issue at all.
Was there a study done to see if any fish lived in The Glam. I was told there very well could be.
This all comes down to one thing — leadership. Right from the government down. If council won’t follow the Municipalities Act or guidelines, then government has got to play a part and step in and make sure we as taxpayers are protected. They make the rules. They have to enforce them.
I get calls asking “What is wrong in your town?” We fill the paper each week with concerns. Sure, all towns have problems from time-to-time. Seems we have seven that can’t get their acts together.
Frank Evely Sr. is a former town councillor. He writes from Clarke’s