Re: February 5, 2013 Council Agenda (Craig’s 3-2)

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Following are comments on one agenda item.

9.1 Sauble Water and Sewer Environmental Study Report (January 15, 2013)

There are two decisions to be made.

One is whether to accept the 70 million dollar (option 5a) project of the December 2010 Environmental Study report (“ESR”).

The decision is clear. The Sauble pollution study results were very clear. There is no problem. There is no need for a communal sewers system. The December 2010 ESR proposal must be rejected.

Some $600,000 in ESR project costs have been paid by borrowing money. The second decision is how to pay off the loan.

Some staff and some council will want to confuse things by trying to make the two decisions together. For example they may say we need to proceed with the 70 million dollar ESR project otherwise the whole town will have to pay the $600,000 debt.

Or they may say we need to proceed with a smaller sewers project otherwise the whole town will have to pay the $600,000 debt.

We can’t let them get away with anything like that.

We, the town, (including those in exile) should sue Genivar for the $600,000. Genivar convinced council past that there was a “widespread problem” with water quality of private well and sand point systems at Sauble. That was fraudulent. The Genivar engineers knew of the falsity of their claim. They had data that indicated that there was in fact no such problem. The $600,000 and more should never have been spent. Genivar should pay for that fraud.


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