Maple Pool settlement long overdue

Dear editor,

The settlement of the Maple Pool issue comes as long overdue but tremendously welcomed news. Mayor Jangula has demonstrated exceptional leadership and the new council’s commitment to an acceptable solution has never marginalized the plight of the homeless or the precarious situation of the residents of Maple Pool.

They have struggled with the issue of potential municipal liability in the case of a disaster. The residents have waited in limbo for far too long and now have some relief and assurance of housing.

The agreement is also a testament to the good will of the Lins. They have accepted responsibility should flooding recur but have secured permanent low-cost housing for 53 families, while still ensuring adequate continued operating funds with the provision of 23 temporary sites at market rates.

 

This is great news for the citizens of Courtenay and after being vilified for over a year for not carrying out their campaign promises, the mayor and councillors have lifted the albatross from their shoulders and deserve our thanks.

 

Fred Muzin

Courtenay

 

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