After reading John Bolt's comments on
Asset Management, I have to say that he has made some good points! I think
though that we all should read hard and deep into this"cover your ass".
It is very apparent to some of us in Central Elgin that staff and council, both
past and present, have utilized all the new development in certain wards to fund
the old established communities. The new subdivisions have no deep-seated infrastructure,
and expenditures are low and taxes are high. So if robbing Peter to pay Paul and
Paul still gets half of what he expects and Peter gets left in the cold, then that
is never good business! So patting anyone on the back for robbing the citizens blind
and getting paidd very well for doing it while wearing a huge smile on their face,
is not, in my mind, any form of an asset management plan or government.
That goes for the majority of staff and council, both past and present, both before
and after amalgamation!
Lynhurst, Central Elgin