- February 20, 2012 - 13:42
I moved to Goulds with my family in 2001. we have city water and sewer and we pay just as much taxes a the rest of the city. The city decided my street needed upgrades to the sewer system a few years back and they wanted to install curb and gutter at the same time AT THE RESIDENTS EXPENSE! we didn't ask for curb and gutter on a residential street and knowing the cost we all had a meeting with the city and we opposed it but guess what we got it anyway with a $5000 price tag average per property! they charged by the frontage so with that being said IF they are planning to put curb and gutter anywhere else after upgrading the storm sewers the property owners should be charged, why should anyone else be treated differently because of the area of town they live in.
- City of St johns
- February 20, 2012 - 09:00
Now you know why Mt Pearl and Paradise did,nt want to amalgamate with the Goulds they came with one hefty price tag,but St John,s are so greedy they just want it all,as long as they have more then Mt Pearl they are happy.And as for the Goulds they should have been left to themselves.They do nothing but complain and they are better of then they ever were.As for the comment about no sidewalks look around it's not just you....
- February 20, 2012 - 12:05
"Left to themselves" isn't a viable option, obviously. We can't have thriving communities juxtaposed to struggling municipalities. St. John's isn't greedy. It's flourishing. Where's the greed in amalgamating a community in need? Mt. Pearl is surviving very comfortably, for sure. But don't think it isn't because of its proximity to St. John's and the infrastructure the capital has developed. Where is the Mt. Pearl hospital? The landfill? What percentage of Mt. Pearl citizens are employed within the town limits in comparison to those that work in neighbouring communities? The Goulds is in need of development in its services. To state it should be "left to themselves" is elitist and counter-productive to the best interests of citizens.
- February 20, 2012 - 08:36
The City's budget this year includes $440,000 dollars to clean the outside of City Hall. Council, is that really important enough to throw those kind of dollars at when we've got such desperate needs in water and sewer? The concrete looks aged, it's got a bit of a patina - so what!
- February 20, 2012 - 08:09
As I remember 1991, Tilley and the rest of them were salvating at the idea of getting the Goulds. Now the taxpayer is saddled with their foolishmess and they are enjoying their nice pensions. Thanks Bruce etal for your volunteering to help the taxpayers of St. John's. They always tell us what a big favour they have done us poor slobs and that they get little reward. What a crook. Maybe like the firemen in Corner Brook we should cut their salaries or lay them off to pay for the work.