My god people!! A petition?
What is wrong with some of you? For a long time people have been complaining about high taxes, poor roads, decreased services, etc, etc. The municipality is looking into the possibility of placing the fire station and RCMP at the current Moose Tot/Tennis Court area? Why you ask? Because its central, it’s owned by the city and they’ve indicated that the site is stable enough to build on already. No land acquisition costs, minimal site prep costs which translate into huge savings for our city.
I’ve read that the Inlander site has been looked at as a possible location so let’s examine that closer. There are at least three acquisition deals to be made here. Inlander property, longshoremans hall and old RCMP office building. Then you have to prep the site which would probably involve filling in that hole, as the RCMP have said that they cannot have underground parking. I’m just going to take a stab that it would cost upwards of $1 million to acquire three properties and then prep it.
Where is the sense in that? I’m becoming extremely discouraged as a resident here. We’re resisting development and many seem to think that they can run the city better than those who get paid and/or elected to do so.I will give them all the credit in the world because they have embarked on an open and transparent process and are exercising a great amount of diligence. I’d rather see the fire station and RCMP on McBride at the proposed location, move the tennis courts across the street to the current RCMP location, and move everything at Moose Tot to Mariners Park at a lot less cost than buying out Marogna at 5 corners, or paying for and prepping the Dairy Queen or Inlander properties. That park at Mariners could use some better equipment anyways.
Good job to those involved in the planning process.