Standing up to bullies

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

(Re: "The race is on", Kevin Werner, October 7, 2005)

Kevin Werner has accomplished two things with his article about Flamborough's "Dr. No": 1) to drum up additional support for Marg McCarthy's opposition to Hamilton councillors' continued use of our resources (meaning Flamborough tax dollars) to support projects that benefit Hamilton and only Hamilton and 2) to make this reader seriously consider joining the Committee to Free Flamborough.

Hamilton comes up with great money wasters. The Lister Block is an excellent example! Learn your lesson .. next time, don't let things get that far into disrepair in the first place. Accept that is was a mistake to let such a great building go to pot; now let a nice developer come in and spend their own money to restore or rebuild and move on with a more proactive approach to the preservation of future landmarks.

Flamborough tax rates have seen incredible increases, directly due to the amalgamation with Hamilton. But Hamilton has the most representation. The rural communities don't have enough say in fiscal matters and as a result, Hamilton gets to spend Flamborough's tax dollars any way they choose. There is no incentive to spend the dollars on what might be best for Flamborough - it looks like we're stuck in this relationship and they know it. Hence my decision to investigate the CFF mandate further.

Perhaps Hamilton councillors should realize that the "continued opposition" from Flamborough councillors is an indication that Hamilton and Flamborough don't have the same interests at heart and should opt for a healthy divorce. There is no long-term benefit to Flamborough to continue with this relationship.

If McCarthy chooses not to seek re-election, that could be an indication that dealing with Hamilton councillors is a frustrating and thankless job. Hamilton councillors will always take our tax dollars and spend them however they want without regard for the voices of Flamborough. Definitely akin to the bully in the schoolyard who steals money from the smaller kids who are trying to buy their lunch. Good for Marg McCarthy for continuing to take a stand against the bully!

Future CFF Supporter

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Standing up to bullies

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

(Re: "The race is on", Kevin Werner, October 7, 2005)

Kevin Werner has accomplished two things with his article about Flamborough's "Dr. No": 1) to drum up additional support for Marg McCarthy's opposition to Hamilton councillors' continued use of our resources (meaning Flamborough tax dollars) to support projects that benefit Hamilton and only Hamilton and 2) to make this reader seriously consider joining the Committee to Free Flamborough.

Hamilton comes up with great money wasters. The Lister Block is an excellent example! Learn your lesson .. next time, don't let things get that far into disrepair in the first place. Accept that is was a mistake to let such a great building go to pot; now let a nice developer come in and spend their own money to restore or rebuild and move on with a more proactive approach to the preservation of future landmarks.

Flamborough tax rates have seen incredible increases, directly due to the amalgamation with Hamilton. But Hamilton has the most representation. The rural communities don't have enough say in fiscal matters and as a result, Hamilton gets to spend Flamborough's tax dollars any way they choose. There is no incentive to spend the dollars on what might be best for Flamborough - it looks like we're stuck in this relationship and they know it. Hence my decision to investigate the CFF mandate further.

Perhaps Hamilton councillors should realize that the "continued opposition" from Flamborough councillors is an indication that Hamilton and Flamborough don't have the same interests at heart and should opt for a healthy divorce. There is no long-term benefit to Flamborough to continue with this relationship.

If McCarthy chooses not to seek re-election, that could be an indication that dealing with Hamilton councillors is a frustrating and thankless job. Hamilton councillors will always take our tax dollars and spend them however they want without regard for the voices of Flamborough. Definitely akin to the bully in the schoolyard who steals money from the smaller kids who are trying to buy their lunch. Good for Marg McCarthy for continuing to take a stand against the bully!

Future CFF Supporter

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Standing up to bullies

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

(Re: "The race is on", Kevin Werner, October 7, 2005)

Kevin Werner has accomplished two things with his article about Flamborough's "Dr. No": 1) to drum up additional support for Marg McCarthy's opposition to Hamilton councillors' continued use of our resources (meaning Flamborough tax dollars) to support projects that benefit Hamilton and only Hamilton and 2) to make this reader seriously consider joining the Committee to Free Flamborough.

Hamilton comes up with great money wasters. The Lister Block is an excellent example! Learn your lesson .. next time, don't let things get that far into disrepair in the first place. Accept that is was a mistake to let such a great building go to pot; now let a nice developer come in and spend their own money to restore or rebuild and move on with a more proactive approach to the preservation of future landmarks.

Flamborough tax rates have seen incredible increases, directly due to the amalgamation with Hamilton. But Hamilton has the most representation. The rural communities don't have enough say in fiscal matters and as a result, Hamilton gets to spend Flamborough's tax dollars any way they choose. There is no incentive to spend the dollars on what might be best for Flamborough - it looks like we're stuck in this relationship and they know it. Hence my decision to investigate the CFF mandate further.

Perhaps Hamilton councillors should realize that the "continued opposition" from Flamborough councillors is an indication that Hamilton and Flamborough don't have the same interests at heart and should opt for a healthy divorce. There is no long-term benefit to Flamborough to continue with this relationship.

If McCarthy chooses not to seek re-election, that could be an indication that dealing with Hamilton councillors is a frustrating and thankless job. Hamilton councillors will always take our tax dollars and spend them however they want without regard for the voices of Flamborough. Definitely akin to the bully in the schoolyard who steals money from the smaller kids who are trying to buy their lunch. Good for Marg McCarthy for continuing to take a stand against the bully!

Future CFF Supporter

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