Carbonear resident calls for council investigation
I would like to thank everyone who has congratulated me on getting my permit to build our home on the hill.
I’m not the one building there, it’s some other lucky people. I would like to congratulate them on getting their permit.
They were granted their permit from the town, because council said they abided by all the rules and regulations. I would like to know how they missed the rule that states: new development shall meet site design standards and requirements set out in the town’s Development Regulations, in order to safeguard and improve the road system of the community, and to provide easy access for fire protection and municipal services. New development, shall, wherever possible, contribute to shorten or reduce existing dead-end roads.
This was one of the reasons we did not get our building permit and when they could not stop us that way the council took no name road off the town’s map when we went to supreme court.
The supreme court judge told us the town can remove roads or put roads in whenever they want to, all they must have is a majority vote. When you go to a general meeting permits are voted on by numbers not what or who or where the permit is for. Why is it not totally open? This seems very secretive to me. There are too many secrets, someone with authority from the provincial government should come in and do an internal investigation on the way this town is being governed.
— Debra Bradbury writes from Carbonear