What happens when you step away from the computer for a day? When it comes to issues at the Town… a whole lot apparently! This day has been a media (and social media) smörgåsbord with the CAO, Harry Schlange and the Councillors who rally behind him… as the main course.
What a week it has been. First come the real numbers of what that pipe-dream on the hill has really cost taxpayers. And no this author does not buy the spin of the old Council saying that “not a a single taxpayers dollar” was involved… that money should have rightfully gone back to the Town.
Well, we would normally have notes from Council but we think NewsNow sums up what happened with the Century Condo project past Monday evening pretty well. We have added in some prefacing commentary as well…
With so much happening with West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in recent weeks, we thought we would consolidate a few items that just came in into one post. Needless to say, the public is now clearly engaged and full of fire in order to protect our hospital.
We noticed that NewsNow printed an interesting update on the Biodigester in this week’s edition of the paper entitled “Bio Blues”. The article examines the numerous non-compliance issues at the Biodigester found by the Province, which we do not find surprising. You can read the entire article here: https://www.wn3.ca/2018/10/06/bio-blues/
Given that “thing” on Sobie Road is probably burning more money than it is organic material, we thought we would take a look back at the Bio and see how Council voted on one of many issues to arise out of that white elephant. It has been a hot item on the minds of voters for this election cycle and one that causes incumbents to seek shelter or provide excuses. So let the record speak for itself.
The latest issue of NewsNow, which should be hitting your mailbox in the next day or so, has rolled out a feature article and editorial on the recent approval by the Committee of Adjustment for a large-scale medical marijuana facility close to homes and the YMCA. The rather clandestine attempt to push this through is a real eye opener.
For the residents of Grimsby, they wanted to make sure the developer of Century Condos downtown heard their messages “loud and clear” on the proposed development. From what News Now is reporting, it seems at least on the issue of height and heritage, the developer is going back to the drawing board for 4-storeys.
While everyone has been enjoying the long weekend, we have been busy putting together our notes from the March 27, 2018 Planning & Development meeting. With so many speakers for the Century Condos “open house”, needless to say we had a great deal of paper to go over.
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