Town is looking out for our interests

Bert Lievre writes about the up to 60 per cent tax increase we can 'look' forward to

Dear Editor:

I would like to congratulate the mayor and town council in their astute decision  approving the changes and improvements to  the main street in our town.

The red faux brick extrusions in particular must be applauded. I am sure that they will reduce the multitude of unreasonable speeders that drive thru our town and all those accidents we have to contend with.

Council must also be forward thinking enough to probably  be planning bus stops in these desirable places. This must be commended.  I am confident that bus shelters on these very spots will also be forthcoming. But I am at a loss to understand why we need two bus stops  some 30 feet apart at some of the corners. But then isn’t that a delight? None of Lake Cowichan’s citizens will be able to complain that they have far to catch a bus, that I am sure will run every five minutes to accommodate our huge ridership.

And, what a great way to utilize tax dollars rather than to save them to upgrade our sewer system that I am sure will run into the millions of dollars. It is to their credit that they have justified and  prioritized the beautification of the street over spending our taxes in bringing up to standards  the “important” infrastructure of the town.

What I am most in awe of is the fact that they have not built themselves new town offices. In these days with the economy booming you would think they could afford it all. Oh well, an increase of 60 per cent in taxes in the next three to five years will probably help considerably to fund their legacy of spending so wisely.

Bert Lievre

Lake Cowichan