Gerry Walker has been communicating with the Town for two years trying to get an answer to his question of why the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee request to act as a Steering Committee was never required to act as an Advisory Committee.
We thought you might like to know about a couple of town meetings next week. Council is looking for citizen feedback. Both meetings are on Wednesday October 12.
The Town budget meeting is at 2:30 pm at Victoria Hall (a couple of CTA directors will be making submissions).
The Cobourg Taxpayers Association (CTA) has done an initial review of the Parks Master Plan (PMP) Implementation Phase 1 report prepared by Director Hustwick.
In his report, the Director makes three main recommendations. The CTA respectfully asks Council to reject these recommendations for the reasons outlined below:
- Approve Implementation of the 2013 Parks Master Plan
As has been pointed out previously, the PMP was never approved or endorsed by Council.
Lydia Smith, Paul Pagnuelo, and Dennis Nabieszko met with Stephen Peacock, Ian Davey, Treasurer, and Melissa Henke on November 12, 2015 to discuss Lydia Smith’s Letter on Parks & Recreation Staffing. All of the questions were answered to the satisfaction of the CTA.
On September 1st, Lydia Smith wrote a letter to Cobourg asking for an explanation of why the Town’s staffing in the Parks and Recreation departments had grown much faster than the Town had grown. Mayor Gil Brocanier immediately declared it to be factually wrong and then on October 19, CAO Stephen Peacock wrote an official response.