First we had the new "Sunny Ways" at the Federal level, replacing the tired Conservatives.
Now there's disappointment throughout the land. Is the new slogan, "100% chance
of rain" ? October 21st will tell.
After 15 years of Provincial ineptitude, the other party, the Conservatives are
now in, a landslide.
BUT, as in the distant past, the Conservatives continued to shoot themselves in
the foot by electing a very unpalatable leader. The winds of change are increasing
At our Central Elgin Municipal level, an expected change to transparency, efficiency
and effectiveness resulted in many Council changes.
George St. reconstruction for the new Wastell Kokomo development was to be completed
by May 30.
Very rainy month. So some delays were accepted. But now, maybe it'll be completed
by July 30th.
And even though municipal staff are there to communicate with the ratepayers, a
local councilor thinks that too many inquiries spurred by few updates from the municipality,
is "bullying" the staff !!
Hey, CE bought a new huge fire truck. Probably didn't need it until any of the unwanted
high rises at Kokomo and Prespa are completed.
Regardless, the smart thing is we purchased it "used", like most small fire departments
do these days.
That's a positive for something we won't need for, how many years??
And now a new fire hall, which was needed and was budgeted at $2.0 Million in the
2016 CE Budget will cost over $4.0 Million dollars. Very fancy and modern but if
the money was coming out of the Councilors' own pockets, "Nice to have versus need
to have.", might have level heads prevail.
I could go on, but like many, it's easy to see how apathy sets in.
Port Stanley, ON