Unhappy with Harrison’s political scene

I have some serious concerns with what is going on in Harrison these days. I have been a resident for some 15 years and there appears to be many of us and the business people who are not happy with the way that the mayor is conducting business in the community. There has been conflict of interest with at least one councillor according to the newspaper article dated March 10. The village lawyer stated “in circumstances where Civic Consulting is simply actin in an advisor role in making recommendations and does not stand to benefit.” How can this be correct if he is being paid by the village?

Residents on Balsam are not happy with the prospect of a works yard in their back yard which I’m told is a park.

It appears that the mayor wants to continue exploring well sites. Two have been tried, now he wants a third well explored yet we are to remain with the lake water and a micron screen at a cot of $450,000 as per the news article.

I believe that the mayor and Councillor Kenyon’s excuse is “in case of possible contamination or pollution of the lake or terrorist polluting the lake.” How much are these wells costing us taxpayers?

The sign at Memorial Hall states “creating new jobs.” Were any of the local trades people or landscaping companies approached for bids? I don’t think so.

Several business people are not happy with the lack of trade or development or new projects or events in the community yet more tax payer’s money is being spent without any accountability or information to the public.

I suppose it would be pointless to send in another petition as no action was taken with the previous one with over 300 signatures.

I hope the residents will allow their voices to be heard now or in November.

Sincerely

A. Tulley

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