Town needs to clean up

Thank goodness we have an election shortly. I look forward to significant change.

For whatever reason, Mayor Larry Cross and the current Sidney town council do not believe they should take any action to require SWP to clean-up the buildings and lands at Seaport East.

The Town owns those lands and leases them to SWP. The lease states SWP is required to “…operate, manage and maintain the buildings … in accordance with the highest and best standards of similar developments in the Town of Sidney.”

There are three buildings on the lands in need of at least a clean-up and coat of paint. A small group, including myself, brought this to the Town’s attention in February and were assured the Town would take action. No one was forthcoming, so I wrote a letter in April. In June, the Town’s Ports and Waterfront Infrastructure Committee advised me everything was fine.

I received a letter from the mayor dated Sept. 11. It said SWP is seeking a new tenant for the ex-Mineral World building, and therefore won’t be undertaking any painting, etc. until a new tenant is secured. I just wonder how many more years the Town thinks we should wait before enforcing the lease. Thank goodness we have an election shortly. I look forward to significant change.

John W. Savage

Sidney

 

 

Just Posted

Algae bloom at Elk Lake prompts CRD advisory notice

Reappearance of blue-green algae lethal to dogs a constant concern for water quality

B.C. historian helped Viola Desmond make it on the $10 bill

Merna Forster of Oak Bay petitioned for years for a Canadian woman to be honoured on currency

Third rink needed immediately at Pearkes, say users

Only four ice pads for Saanich, Victoria groups

City of Victoria looks for emergency shelter options amidst bed shortage

My Place considered for tier-2 shelter during harsh weather

Vikes ready for Queen’s in Game 1 of national men’s rugby championship

From mid-terms to national championships, it’s a rugby life

VIDEO: B.C. legislature clerk, sergeant at arms suspended for criminal investigation

Clerk of the House Craig James, Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz on administrative leave

Good Food Summit plants seeds for food security

The Good Food Summit runs Nov. 22 and 23

POLL: Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

The Christmas lights are twinkling and holiday music is playing in local… Continue reading

Trial: Witness describes encounter with accused murderer while tending to fatally injured Descoteau

Wright said he was working in his yard when he heard a woman screaming.

Former NHL player and coach Dan Maloney dies at 68

Maloney coached the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead under B.C. bridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

Otter makes a snack out of koi fish in Vancouver Chinese garden

Staff say the otter has eaten at least five fish

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

Most Read