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

 

 

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