Cornwall ON – Does anyone else think that $70,000 is a bit much to spend on remodeling the City Council chambers?
It’s not like the room they use is old and decrepit, it’s in good condition and located in a modern building. What is this money being spent on? Apparently some if it will go to ‘more comfortable’ chairs. Estimated price? At least 700$ EACH.
What happened to the council that preached fiscal restraint? Where’s the council that closed public pools because the cost of maintaining or replacing them was too high? Where’s the council that said no to a compost pick-up program because the $900,000 was deemed not worth the environmental benefits? Where is the council that forces Cornwall Transit to run routes that are near impossible to traverse on schedule during peak hours or bad weather, because it’s not ‘cost-effective’ to put another bus or two on the road?
For the record I never agreed with that definition of ‘fiscal responsibility’. The high municipal taxes that we pay should be going to improving and maintaining valuable public services. NOT wasted on exorbitantly high aesthetic changes.
Hopefully enough people speak about this.
Gabriel Riviere-Reid – Cornwall Ontario
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