If the Bay Street parking lot land is found to be so polluted that the deal to locate the new business there is off the table, what’s next? After all the secrecy surrounding this sale, the lure of fifty new jobs and a new tourist attraction, how can the town just let this deal die? What new land are they looking at and what clean land does the town own near the waterfront that could be offered instead? When are we going to have some of the long-promised transparency. It seems anytime this council makes a deal that turns out to be a bad decision or blows up in their faces, the town is the last to know.
Will yet another location be more suitable with adequate parking for the patrons and the employees? Will the new location be offered for sale, properly? With the shortage of waterfront facing property will Edgehill Park be on the auction block again?
Midland has some great events planned this summer. I hope that whatever comes of this contentious land deal is not lost to us with all fun and exciting distractions. Oh look! a giant rubber duck in the harbour. What were we talking about again?