Car­bon­ear coun­cil critic has her say

The Compass - - OPINION -

I would like to com­ment on the spend­ing of our tax dol­lars by the Car­bon­ear coun­cil since I took up res­i­dence here.

Re­cently, they have pur­chased two new dump trucks, four new pickup trucks, one sport util­ity ve­hi­cle, a Nor­trac John Deere 624K, also a new logo to rep­re­sent our town, and they want to up­grade the Princess Sheila The­atre be­cause it wasn’t done right in the be­gin­ning.

There is talk about help­ing Har­bour Grace with the arena, but was there any help from them with the pool here? Are the res­i­dents go­ing to have any say in this like we did with the town logo?

There was a lot of con­tro­versy over the crane up on the sad­dle. It was called an eye­sore and the coun­cil wanted it re­moved. What about the build­ing be­side the stone jug, the old meal plant and the train engine down by the civic cen­tre? They have talked about this in the coun­cil cham­bers but noth­ing has been done.

There was some con­tract work done on a road a year ago. It still needs work, be­cause it wasn’t com­pleted prop­erly. There are stop signs and road signs that are miss­ing, res­i­dents have com­plained about work around their homes that has not been com­pleted prop­erly by the town, and this has been on­go­ing for very long time.

There is an­other thing I would like to say in clos­ing. The coun­cil was asked when they were voted in about a skate board park for the chil­dren here in Car­bon­ear. It has been talked about since this coun­cil took of­fice. What has hap­pened to it?

What I think is com­ing out of our coun­cil cham­bers is “friv­o­lous flap.”

De­bra Bradbury writes from Car­bon­ear

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