Brigus softball field unsafe to use, claims resident
Apparently about 10 years ago, council, for whatever reason, removed all the sand and silica from our ball field, thus leaving the field unlevel and unsafe to use.
Last fall I brought Coun. Lorne Youden and Deputy Mayor Ralph Trickett to the ball field and showed them where the sand and the silica were removed. Neither councillor could tell me why the silica was removed, only that it was probably removed a long time ago.
While walking past our ball field a week later, I became very shocked and dismayed that our ball field gates weren’t locked and a sign not put up to warn the public about our unsafe ball field.
It is now summer, some nine months later, and the silica or sand is still not back on our field and our youth are now playing on an unlevel, unsafe ball field. I assume our mayor and councillors have the intelligence, knowledge and common sense to know that if someone was to fall and injure themselves, our town could be possibly held liable and possibly even sued. I also don’t need to remind council that we now have a lot of highly educated residents — doctors, teachers, lawyers and at least three judges — now living in historic Brigus.
For whatever reason there seems to be a lot of apathy in this town. It will be interesting to see if this apathy is going to apply to the safety of our children as well.
In closing, I must remind councillors what a serious and important job running a town is, and if they lack the intelligence, knowledge and common sense, then please resign for the good of our town and its residents — especially our children.