Aurora Citizen

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Flop-flop or sober reflection?

Posted by auroracitizen on November 2, 2008

Council has once again demonstrated their difficultly making a well thought through decision. This time on windrows.

One cannot help but wonder how much consultation was done with the affected folks — the seniors who are to “benefit” from this service — before the decision was made to implement the pilot project.

How hard would it have been to have set up a meeting with the seniors to discuss the issue and asked them for their input before making a decision. If they had, they certainly would have heard the feedback recently provided. Or is this just another example of responding to the most recent squeaky wheel?

It does not inspire much confidence in their decision-making process when simple things like clearing windrows requires so much time and reversal of decisions. It’s no wonder more critical decisions are such a burden on their collective abilities.

It’s time this Council showed some leadership and did their homework before making decisions. I think we would all sleep better.

What do you think? Should the town subsidize the plowing of windrows? Check out the poll!

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One Response to “Flop-flop or sober reflection?”

  1. Anonymous said

    I suggest this decision was made much the same way as the decsion to contruct the chicanes in the northeast quadrant. I have spoken to a number of people who live on Walton Drive and Mark Street who said they were not consulted by the Town. Rather, the squeaky wheel, who knows that council caves when confronted with a few organized rate payers…get’s the oil. I would guarantee if a poll was taken today, the residents in that area would vote overwhelmingly to get rid of that mess that is more of a safety hazard than anything else. I wonder what it will cost to have it removed?

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