Cornwall Ontario – When my neighbor came to me complaining that they city was refusing to repave the sidewalks on our block because I lived on here I laughed at him. I mean, that’s nuts and silly. It would be an abuse of the public purse too.
Imagine repaving a block up and a block down, but leaving this section between 3rd and 4th in disrepair waiting for a slip and fall lawsuit to hit them?
Sure enough in this weeks package for city council is a petition from my neighbors asking the city to fix the darn sidewalks on my block of beautiful downtown Cornwall!
While Bill De Wit is the City Works poobah, it just might be CAO Maureen Adams decision as she appears to be on the warpath against yours truly and this newspaper since we blew up the CUPE strike humiliating she and her boy friend Geoff Clarke which cost taxpayers more millions in a year with record tax increases.
As well the city’s burning through legal cash with high priced Ottawa firm BLG to fight a $3600 claim after Ontario Works, which is mandated by the City, deprived a SLC student from renting my basement room. The costs for that case may run as high as $40K by the time the city loses its fight.
And if the rumours are true, and I won’t give the details out yet, a certain group of elected officials and the CAO may have to explain a highly irregular move that will again see BLG bill in the thousands for something that clearly is not in the public or Corporation of Cornwall’s best interest.
All this writer can say is BRAMPTON2.0 can’t come soon enough!