Sale of town well part of larger prob­lem in Bri­gus

The Compass - - OPINION -

At the De­cem­ber 2013 Bri­gus coun­cil meet­ing, coun­cil voted to sell a his­toric pub­lic town well on Cooper­age Lane to Coun. Lorne Youden for $300. Does this mean that coun­cil will be sell­ing all the his­toric old pub­lic town wells, or just cer­tain wells to cer­tain town coun­cil­lors?

Ei­ther way, I guess Bri­gus will lose another part of its unique her­itage, and maybe that’s the way it should be if no­body cares. As some­one who truly loves Bri­gus, I was shocked at all the wrong de­ci­sions that coun­cil were and are mak­ing re­gard­ing the run­ning of this once great his­toric town. Be­ing young and fool­ish, I blamed coun­cil, but now that I older a lit­tle more wiser, I am now not so sure. Maybe coun­cil was and is right in not de­vel­op­ing and sav­ing this town’s unique her­itage. As Rock­well Kent found out, there is a dirty, ugly side to Bri­gus that is fast ru­in­ing this town’s rep­uta- tion as a unique her­itage and tourist des­ti­na­tion.

In clos­ing, I will say this in coun­cil’s de­fence. As bad as our coun­cil is, our res­i­dents are just as bad for ig­nor­ing and putting up with what is go­ing on here. In the end, we will all get the gov­ern­ment we de­serve. Ap­a­thetic res­i­dents de­serve an ap­a­thetic town coun­cil. Wil­liam Pomeroy writes

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