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

VicPD seeks person of interest after short-term rental ransacked

Combined losses for damage and theft are over $5,000

Whitecaps favourite switches to the Island

Marcel de Jong worked to end Whitecaps contract, joining Pacific FC on the ground floor

RCMP ask for public’s help to determine cause of weekend fire

RCMP are investigating the cause of the South Island Concrete fire

UVic’s cutting-edge centre leading the way in drones and AI

Centre For Aerospace Research works with partners including Department of National Defence

VIDEO: 8 things you need to know about the 2019 B.C. budget

Surplus of $247 million with spending on children, affordability and infrastructure

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of Feb. 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

‘Bullet missed me by an inch’: Man recounts friend’s killing at Kamloops hotel

Penticton man witnessed Summerland resident Rex Gill’s murder in Kamloops

B.C. BUDGET: Income assistance raise still leaves many below poverty line

$50 per month increase included in funding for poverty and homelessness reduction

B.C. BUDGET: Indigenous communities promised billions from gambling

Extended family caregiver pay up 75 per cent to keep kids with relatives

B.C. BUDGET: New benefit increases family tax credits up to 96 per cent

BC Child Opportunity Benefit part of province’s efforts to reduce child poverty

B.C. BUDGET: Carbon tax boosts low-income credits, electric vehicle subsidies

Homeowners can get up to $14,000 for heating, insulation upgrades

B.C. man survives heart attack thanks to Facebook

A Princeton man suffered a heart attack while at an isolated property with no cell service

B.C. man sues Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party over trademark

Satinder Dhillon filed application for trademark same day Maxime Bernier announced the new party

Most Read