Really? $5.6 Million for a water treatment system that will mostly benefit Nanoose Bay and the Regional District of Nanaimo?
The taxpayers of this community should be very concerned about any another scheme put forward by the people who run this city. Their past track record has not been very good.
And it might be noted that the people of this community have been paying a surcharge on their water usage to be put into a reserve fund for a future water treatment facility.
This surcharge was initiated by our mayor when he was a council member. We have been paying this surcharge for the past few years. Where has this money gone?
And why are we the only people paying into a reserve fund. It would seem that the people of Nanoose Bay are not paying into a reserve fund and it would seem that they do not have to go to a referendum to receive all the benefits of this scheme. How and who is paying their share?
This scheme seems a bit spooky even for Parksville. The people of Parksville should be very careful.
The sky is not falling down. The provincial government will not shut your water off. However, the government will make us build a water treatment facility or require us to use other technology to be in compliance for the City of Parksville only.
Voting no to this referendum is the logical thing to do.