Leave it to Cornwall City Management to find ways to turn the optics ugly when it comes to contracts and RFPs.
Just like the GSDL Pharmacy contract where it appeared that Medical Arts Pharmacy was screwed over, now long time service provider HGC is fighting for its survival locally.
For the record I’m happy for them to be replaced as I’ve had poor incidents from their service twice with no resolution either time. I don’t think they do their job that well.
However the process for service has to be more open and more clear. If City management wants a bell or whistle it has to be really clearly stated in documents tendered to those bidding.
The dramz about job losses is meaningless in this situation, unless of course you’re one of those that may lose their jobs if HGC loses the contract. As the new company would have to hire its own new staff.
The other BS from city hall is that council is forced to rubber stamp management recommendation or face litigation. Isn’t the entire point of bringing it to council is because they have to decide?
If council’s decision doesn’t matter then we don’t really need them, do we? Which highlights the problem with a council that is rigged and gerrymandered; filled with private interests and buffoons who shouldn’t be allowed to use cutlery, nevermind make decisions that cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
I totally understand some of the monkeys on this council getting excited by terms proposed by a brand new company with very little experience, but here’s the thing that council is forgetting.
We live in a very special community. Our taxes are already way more than they should be. They really are. We also live in a community or time where people don’t really follow the rules.
You want to put a six bag limit on Cornwall? Really? Where do you think those 7th bags will go?
You don’t want large items picked up? What you do think will happen?
Most of you reading this totally understands this. The problem is that CAO Maureen Adams lives in Long Sault. Many city management don’t live in the East End of Cornwall, or even within the city.
These decisions have to be not just what’s best for the community, but for what’s practical. Also, do seniors, which we have a large percentage of in Cornwall, need to tag and count garbage bags? Do they really need pressure at their ages to make sure all their recycling is all pretty and ready to go? I mean, have you seen some of them try to use debit cards?
This writer thinks not. This writer thinks that there’s nothing wrong with common sense which council and city management seem to be lacking.
And taking in bids much larger for less service ultimately doesn’t make much sense when you’re mumbling about a 7% tax hike.