Both sides of the discussion

April 30, 2015   ·   0 Comments

Dear editor:
Howdy Folks. I recently saw on our local news where Wasaga Beach Council voted 5 – 2 to purchase over 13 million dollars worth of buildings and land on beach area 1 in Wasaga Beach.
The news clip included an interview with Mayor Brian Smith who supported the motion and stated some of his hopes and plans for the development.
Following this there was an interview with Deputy Mayor Nina Bifolchi who opposed the motion and stated her concerns and fears at the Town becoming Landlords to the struggling bars and businesses.
Now in Mulmur Township, Council members Mills, Hayes and Hawkins believe that it is wrong for a member to state their opposing views. They believe this so strongly that they are regularly trying to convince the good folks of Mulmur that they are right.
In fact they would have the member condemned and denounced, even impeached for such free and democratic thinking.
Ratepayers have a right to hear the entire truth about both sides of the discussion.
In Mulmur, council members are spending tax dollars ($50,000 in admin legal fees in the 2015 budget) trying to defend their unjust decision of impeaching the former Deputy Mayor, and they are continually rationalizing their irrational actions.
The point being that these three members of council did something very wrong, they did not allow an elected member to express her concerns in council decisions and they should acknowledge this, learn from it and resolve it in order to restore the democratic process.
It is wrong to think that this important matter should just go away, because these three members should be accountable to us all.
Old silver Pen
Jim Pendleton
Mulmur Township



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