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  • Turry from town
    January 09, 2012 - 05:49

    Hey you!! Mt.Pearl citizen! Don't talk about boundaries,if it were not for St.Joh's,your little town would dry up. Your only a dot on the map.

    January 08, 2012 - 17:19

    I think the Mayor, and Council should keep within their own boundaries, why should we as citizens of Mount Pearl give up our excellent services for less,and pay more taxes for it? The money hungry Council should focus more on their less then dismal performance as a Council, and leave the decision of amalgamation to the people of their respective communities. Just a little tip for your ego, Mr O'Keefe, NOT EVERYONE WANTS TO LIVE IN ST JOHN'S !!!

    • Dickie
      January 09, 2012 - 11:34

      "why should we as citizens of Mount Pearl give up our excellent services for less,and pay more taxes for it?" What services besides snowclearing are better? Everything else that Mt. Pearl calls services is somewhat dependent on St; John's built and maintained infrastructure. What percentage of Pearlians are in Bowring Park on a sunny summers day? Lets put a number to it and charge Mount Pearl that percentage of the operating cost of the park. Sound fair? That plus 10 more silmilar examples should prove to cause a tax hike to the Pearlians. Maybe you'll end up paying more than St. John's when all the math is done. Then You'll be looking for amalgamation.

  • pearlio
    January 08, 2012 - 13:22

    How do you find Mt. Pearl? Drive west until you run out of class. There should be one city so it can be centrally planned and you avoid this mess we have right now with big city type traffic everywhere.

  • Dickie
    January 07, 2012 - 16:57

    Put flow meters on the septic lines and water mains coming to/from St; John's, Place electronic tolls on the entrances. Fire department per hour use charges. St. John's charge back to other municipalities at a rate equal to percentage cost plus administration costs. Lets see where the Paradise and Mount Pearl Mill Rates go then. Amalgamation is not only inevitable but is also fair to the region

  • stop wasting tax payer money on pet projects
    January 07, 2012 - 15:06

    I know I'm glad my taxes paid for another $34,000 report. I guess when all the tories were turfed this past election Dennis the Menace realized that he didn't have the political backing to force this through. Which is great in my books because almgamations always look good on paper, hard to argue against the principles of economises of scale, however, in reality the complexity and confusion rarely result in the conceptual savings. Just look at Eastern Health. The proponents take their eye off what should be the true objectives of the organization. So being super-mayor has to go on hold. Boo-hoo.

  • Kent
    January 07, 2012 - 13:04

    Mount Pearl keeps bragging about their snow clearing..... How hard can it be to clear a couple of dozen streets? I could probably do Mt. Pearl with my snowblower in a couple of hours. Ha, ha

  • Maggy Carter
    January 07, 2012 - 12:54

    Mayor O'Keefe has been jilted. The whole thing was captured on the jumbotron. His best brown suit on, down on one knee, non-refundable $34,000 ring in hand, he popped the question. This wasn't the first time. The subject of his amorous intentions has long made it clear she's not interested - knowing all too well that what the mayor wants is not really a marriage so much as a conquest. But that hasn't stopped the Mayor from making a fool of himself yet again. His intended left him standing alone to face the cameras. 'She doesn't know what she's missing - I'm a really good catch. If she won't marry me, then maybe I can at least persuade her to hang out.' But the comely young Miss will have nothing to do with him. She knows a stalker when she sees one.

  • Turry from town
    January 07, 2012 - 10:10

    Amalgamation needs to happen to level the tax structure for people in this area.Some are paying more,some are paying less.St.John's citzens are paying the bulk of taxes for those in the entire region.Eventhough there are regional arrangements,the city doubles in population everyday.All one has to do is look at the traffic in town,and all the highways coming into St.John's.The extra demand on infastructure( roads,water systems,sewage systems ) has this infastructure operating at overload capcity.Any maintenence,upgrades etc... is being paid for by a fraction of the population that use them daily.The taxpayers of St.john's.So yes,regional cooperation is one solution,but paying for road repair,snowclearing,line painting,lighting etc...has to be paid by all,including those who commute everyday from outside to come to St.John's to go to work or pedal their wares and trade.There is alot of anamosity between communities,and that will be there until we are all one municipality.

    • Gary
      January 09, 2012 - 06:13

      LOL.....That is why it will always be looked at this way, ST. John’s "get over it/yourself "!! If it was up to ye then NL would all be St. John’s, Amalgamation does "Not" need to happen. We could all work together and yet keep our own individuality, try planning for a change

  • jeremiah
    January 07, 2012 - 10:01

    Amalgamation of of the NE Avalon will and must happen. Too bad shorted sighted people like Simms and Wiseman do not have the intelligence to see the big picture. They are just bumps in the way. Unfortunately they have a negative affect on all of us for their own vested interests.