Finally, some good news
I was happy to read in Jan. 21 Brandon Sun that the much-needed Sportsplex pool upgrades are imminent and that the Brandon School Division is looking to hold the line on school tax increases. Hopefully, the provincial government’s funding will allow BSD to indeed be a status quo budget.
Where is all the new industry?
The city has a person who is paid to attract industry to Brandon. We don’t see any much of that happening here in Brandon. What is this person so busy at that any housing issues can’t be included in that job description? We need industry, not more housing. There is plenty of housing being built. If people aren’t working, of course they can’t afford what’s out there.
Let us keep our children safe
Why is there not a speed limit around the school areas? I was at Waverly Park School waiting to pick up my child and with the speed that the vehicles go down that street, a terrible accident is just waiting to happen. Does the city or province (whoever sets those laws) not care? The speed limit should be 20 km/h at all times, not just school hours. I have been to other cities and that is the law, and the fines are very high.
What’s the big deal? it’s gonna melt
So somebody wants the city to not just plow the streets, but remove the snow too. Who’s going to pay for all this? Us taxpayers of course, so I assume the writer must be on welfare. Personally, I say just let it pack down and plow it just once, as it starts to melt in the spring. The streets will be rough, I admit, but still passable, and our taxes are too high already. Got to cut somewhere.
What are we paying taxes for?
So ... after calling to get our avenue finally plowed (by a church no less) and for the first time this year, the grader comes this afternoon. Plows two streets, leaves the remaining two streets down the avenue with six-inch ruts. The icing? Blocks the south entrance to our back lane with a four foot-high mound — totally impassable! Not like they came back, I am writing this four hours after the grader left! Going out the north side of the back lane is like navigating another six inches of ruts. Just what do we pay taxes for, people? Enough already with incompetence and lack of common sense!
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 23, 2014