January 8, 2013
At a recent special public meeting regarding the sale of the Cornwall General Hospital, the message was clear that we should be using this opportunity to help seniors that are dealing with long term care and accessible housing issues.
A person could wait up to 10 years for long term care or wheel chair accessible housing. You could stand a better chance of getting into the funeral home before the nursing home. It just does not make sense.
There are ways to generate income with this building by housing existing government offices that are presently paying huge rents. This could help with extra costs for long term care beds.
If there is not a proposal coming forward, then I strongly urge you at the next council meeting, have your Administration prepare one. If you need help drafting a proposal there were several people at the meeting who offered to help.
Take some positive action, or this opportunity will slip through your fingers and be gone.
Mark A. MacDonald
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