Taxpayer dollars being wasted with Maple Pool lawsuit

Dear editor,

It was brought to my attention that not all Courtenay councillors advocated for Maple Pool Campsite in the election campaign.

Dear editor,

It was brought to my attention that not all Courtenay councillors were advocating for Maple Pool Campsite during the election campaign, and that is absolutely correct.

I will rescind that comment and bring to your attention part of the oath they all took after the election, “…to faithfully perform the duties of my office for the betterment of my community…”

I’m assuming three of them agree to cease the action against Maple Pool Campsite, and four against as clearly, not all of them agree.

Mayor Jangula, Coun. Winchester, and Coun. Theos had said before the election they believe there must be a better solution than a lawsuit. I take them true to their word.

I very seldom take a stand, join any bandwagons, never sign petitions, however I feel strongly about this issue and the tax dollars that are being, in my opinion, wasted.

I have read all of the information that is publicly available, have spoken to involved people and have done my due diligence to research this particular situation.

Again, I appreciate the confidentiality of in-camera meetings and do not expect council to comment directly on this case. Also, I respect the fact councillors are all making decisions based on the information they have or are interpreting, as I am.

The task of a mayor and councillor is sometimes very controversial and at times frustrating. I am sincere when I say that I respect the positions council members hold and the decisions they are making, however in this case I think there is a solution even though they, or staff, may think you’ve gone down the road too far to stop at this point.

I believe they need to be asking staff more questions on “How this can be resolved?”, not “Where do we go from here?”

Mayor Jangula, maybe you or your staff, would be able to provide a description of “legal non-conforming land use” to me. I realize you cannot speak specifically concerning Maple Pool Campsite, however, the description in general terms in the City of Courtenay. Jean Rowe,

Comox Valley

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