Crit­i­cal of Car­bon­ear’s treat­ment of landown­ers

The Compass - - OPINION - — Carol Thomas writes from Har­bour Grace

As a con­cerned tax­payer, I am ap­palled at the treat­ment that De­bra and Wal­ter Brad­bury are re­ceiv­ing from the Town of Car­bon­ear.

This is noth­ing short of ha­rass­ment and dis­crim­i­na­tion to pre­vent Mr. and Mrs. Brad­bury from get­ting a build­ing per­mit (“Car­bon­ear res­i­dent not happy with town,” Dec. 23, 2014). It would ap­pear that the Car­bon­ear coun­cil uses the by-laws and rules to please them­selves.

The coun­cil is­sued two build­ing per­mits for peo­ple to build about 400 feet from the Brad­bury’s lot on a small lane. You re­ally can’t call it a street — it’s too small. It comes to a dead end just past the sec­ond house and then there is a ma­jor drop at the end. The coun­cil said it was not a dead end, it was a cul-de-sac. Hello, check the dic­tio­nary. Cul-de-sac means dead end.

I drove up on Bunker Hill and it is a thor­ough­fare. The coun­cil may have re­moved the name from the new maps, but they did not erase the road. It’s still there. Check the com­puter. You can clearly see the thor­ough­fare. So what is coun­cil’s prob­lem?

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