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  • Dorothy and her little dog too
    July 13, 2011 - 14:04

    Oleary, Colbert and Duff! Oh my! If they only had a brain ...

  • Phoebe Tilley
    July 13, 2011 - 10:53

    Seems to me Oleary and Duff are the problem in my city. They would both rather see a run down old building than a modern well built one. Heritage is one thing garbage is quite another. Oh well you voted both of them in so you get what you deserve I guess.

    • samatha
      July 13, 2011 - 18:29

      Actually the developer would have rather left one of the building under discussion be left run down except Duff and Oleary put pressure on them to fix it up! And as part of the neighbourhood we are still fighting with the developer to clean up their construction site!

  • Gord
    July 13, 2011 - 10:21

    Its time for another City Council election. There are too many people like O'Leary that have to be given the boot. I know I didn't vote for her last election. Unfortunately, too many did.

  • Joker
    July 13, 2011 - 09:43


  • Anne
    July 13, 2011 - 09:16

    It's been developed by Bill Clarke; aka defunct Myles-Leger. The city is afraid of this guy and rightly so. If you know his history you know why. 'Nuff said.

  • Sparky
    July 13, 2011 - 08:36

    I would`nt feel too bad Mr.W Bagg: I live in CBS & its the same here!, The only time that any "REAL WORK" is done is when Air Canada has a change in plans or if its something todo with hockey & the arena in kelligrews other then that its all a "Make-Work-Project", the roads are WICKED around here but come September & they`ll be patched-up by the same guys that did the work back in June! Taxes pay for for it all!

  • not in my backyard
    July 13, 2011 - 08:30

    I think councillor's main issue when voting is how close the development is to where they live. As long as it's not their neighbourhood, then it gets the vote, for the most part. Take a wild guess which councillor lives near Margaret's Place. I wonder would she be quite as firmly against it if it was in someone else's backyard? For the record I agree with her, but I think councillors as a whole tend to care much less about developments that are not in their immediate area.

    • samatha
      July 13, 2011 - 18:26

      Isn't that what Councillors are suppose to do is look after the concerns of the citizens in their area (St. John's) not the profit line of the developer? As a person who is being affect by the city's lack of planning I am happy that this Councillor is speaking up for my concerns. Maybe if you had attended the meeting you would have know that there is a lot more at issue then an additional floor on a Condo!

  • P F Murphy
    July 13, 2011 - 07:50

    "A number of conditions were to be met". What a joke! This bunch doesn't care about the taxpayers. They just want to approve what every developer wants. That's why the developer here advertized the fourth floor before he had even made an application. He knew Council approval is a joke. A bunch of retirees collecting their pensions and their council salaries while building another pension as a bunch of business suck ups! Every application, even from the mainland, has extra floors, extra heights, needed exemptions, blocked view plains, incursions and the like because everyone knows that after a period of sanctimonious examination pretense, they will get their approvals. If the Council had a reputation of guts, these developers would have their designs and plans in line with the rules before they even apply. That they don't shows what they think and we should think of this Council.

  • W BAgg
    July 13, 2011 - 06:50

    ....................the city has a planning department? It certainly doesn't look lie it to me. I think developers plan whatever they wish, and if it isn't inside the heritage area, it goes ahead regardless of council. Look at the traffic at Stavanger, biggest shopping area on the island and essentially one way in and one way out, look at the new bike trails on Columbus even though you tear out your tie rod ends and ruin you struts every year on the roads for cars, they could use some pavement, not a bike lane. Kenmount Road floods every modeate to heavy rain we have, no storm sewers, only ditches on the side, but yet a major subdivision dumping storm water into the river and Kenmount road I wouldn't be bragging about the planning of the city.