Monthly Archives: March 2013

Taxing All TSBP Residents For Oliphant Water System Upgrades Is Illegal (Craig’s 3-11)

My commentaries 3-6 and 3-10 dealt with the Oliphant water system “refurbishing” Fiasco. This commentary deals with illegality of fees imposed on taxpayers for Oliphant water system upgrades. What Municipalities can do and what they cannot do is defined by … Continue reading

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More TSBP Staff Deceit re The Oliphant Water Plant Fiasco (Craig’s Commentary 3-10)

In my commentary number 3-6, which is at: https://craiggammieblog.com/ , I talked about the Oliphant water system fiasco. In the commentary I said: “Council has decided to make all TSBP residents pay for 50% of the Fiddlehead system upgrade bills, … Continue reading

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Free Parking – John Close Throws The Residents Under The Tourist Bus (Craig’s 3-9)

The numbers don’t lie. At $15 for a day pass, paid parking adds $270,000 annually to the treasury. Mayor Close wants free parking. http://www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca/news_item.php?NewsID=55550 If he prevails, taxpayers will have to pony up at least an extra $270,000 per year, … Continue reading

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Re: March 19, 2013 Council Agenda (Craig’s Commentary 3-8)

Re: March 19, 2013 Council Agenda The pdf version of the full agenda package is at: https://southbrucepeninsula.civicweb.net/Documents/DocumentList.aspx?ID=53498 An Html version is at: https://southbrucepeninsula.civicweb.net/Documents/DocumentList.aspx?ID=53496 Following are comments on a few agenda items. Agenda item 7.1 Stu Paterson and Allan Hunter, Bruce … Continue reading

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Should The Municipal Treasury Be Used To Support The Sauble School?

On the December 4, 2012 agenda there was an item: “8.8 JACKSON11-2012 Amabel Sauble School Financial Responsibility” In the agenda package there was a copy of a power point presentation apparently put together by a parent of a Sauble school … Continue reading

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The Oliphant Water Plant Fiasco (Craig’s 3-6)

In the period 2002 to 2006 then-mayor Carl Noble pushed through council an 11.4 million dollar project which combined the eleven Sauble area water systems into four, one of the four being the Oliphant system (a.k.a. the Fiddlehead system). In … Continue reading

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Reducing Sauble Parking Rates Will Increase Taxes for All TSBP Residents

Craig’s Commentary 3-5 Editor: Rob Gowan (March 4 Owen Sound Sun Times) reported: “The [Sauble] chamber has gathered statistics from the town on paid parking and they are showing that the increase in rates is not leading to an increase … Continue reading

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