To our esteemed councillor from Ward One, your Letter to the Editor has many implications
and some large assumptions. First, to imply that some people don't really care about
the past or future of this village is insulting!
The Port never did rely on industry all that much and has always been based on commercial
fishing and recreation. "Yes," the Port can become the engine for the region and
- your words - the potential is there; but that could and will take a very long
In that time, since we own just about everything, we people that "fear growth and
change" have to keep paying the bills and worry that we soon won't be able to afford
to live in the village we were born in, and hope to die in.
Many citizens are concerned about a future with no development, more so than uncontrolled development by our council. When you look at many other harbour developments, private
enterprise has done a very good job, and as a council, you still have full control
of what goes on. This municipality may have stepped outside its mandate to take
on such ventures.
I care about my past history very much, and hopefully my future, here in the Port.
I am not sure what you consider tremendous support, but having been to many public
meetings and seen the results, I am pretty sure they don't speak for the majority.
All I am saying is Be careful what you "ASK" for.
John L Bolt
Port Stanley, ON