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Nobody Asked The Voters About Sale

Nobody Asked The Voters About Sale

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Did I miss something or when were we asked if we wanted to sell off the electric utility? It makes us money.  I don’t recall any talk of this at the election. I heard them say they wanted to look at OPP to save money.  I voted for that.  Now we see it will not save any money and will cost us a boatload of cash to change.  The waterfront plan went down the crapper and it seems everybody knew it would except the town.  What is going on here. I don’t expect to be consulted before every little thing you do, but these are not little things.  The parking lot sale may be good for Midland since we need the jobs but don’t really need more places to drink.  It could have been handled so much better.  All this big stuff, I didn’t vote for this and you claim that its for the best but never put it out to the voters.  Enough is enough.

J.T, Midland

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  1. I agree, A decision as important and irreversible as selling our electric utility requires a political mandate established through a clear electoral platform. There’s no reason any potential sale can’t wait until after the next election, once councillors have run on that understanding.

    Also, the Town needs to do a much better job explaining why we should self off a revenue-producing asset for a myopic one-time payment. It isn’t enough to say that the province prefers fewer utilities – who cares what the province prefers! This is about our Town’s revenue and retaining control over hydro bills.

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