Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor,

Regarding Mayor Gordon’s comments in the front page of the Kemptville Advance of December 14, I am compelled to make my final remarks re the campus purchase. Mayor Gordon goes to great lengths to extol the great virtues of BDO Consulting, at great expense to we the tax payers. Firstly, Mayor Gordon and CEO Carré are not business people, or developers, and should not even consider getting involved with the campus. BDO should never have been involved. I quote from the Mayor’s press release: “The Business Feasibility Assessment completed by BDO in 2016 projects that the education and community hub will report a loss for the first three years of operation”. Another quotation states: “In conclusion, Gordon reassured that the municipality is working in the best interests of the residents of North Grenville. Again we would respectfully ask for everyone’s patience and assure you that we will be transparent and provide disclosure that taxpayers deserve once the agreement of purchase and sale is finalized”. If I understand the Municipal Act, both Mayor Gordon and the CEO would be accountable if they chose not to be transparent to us, the tax payers. Why does Mayor Gordon think that it would heroics to let us know what is going on?

In conclusion, I would like to take this opportunity to wish a Merry Christmas and prosperity in the New Year to everyone, and hope our council does not burden us with insurmountable taxes for the next many years to come.

Ralph Raina

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