Well, the city council does have some money. That’s good because you keep telling me you don’t.
So, you got $2 million for Confed Line, Blackwell Side Road and River Road. I pay taxes for city streets. So, in 2021 you are going to do the local streets.
Now I do believe in God, so Coun. Matt Mitro’s point is well taken, but I haven’t seen it rain asphalt for a while. Now, money raining, I’ll go get my bucket.
I can’t believe you, our council, do not have a road plan for city streets. I won’t mention all the money that’s been wasted on other projects in the city.
Now let’s take a look at our streets.
I live on Bradford Drive. It’s not a high-speed road, but traffic continues to speed between Murphy, down Bradford, drive to Afton and onto London Road.
The poor people on Afton, off of London Road will not make next year, let alone 2021. It’s full of holes now.
Plus all the water drains are sunk on most streets. Chunks are giving way along the centre of Bradford Drive. Plus a large spider web crack is starting to take form at the end of my driveway on the street.
If we can’t keep our streets repaired – but we can spend money on parks, bus stops and fighting with the mayor – maybe it is time to pray to God for wisdom, understanding and knowledge.
These roads were designed to get us around to buy things at the stores, to increase the economy of the city, get people to work to make an income to increase the economy, for recreation and to visit friends; not to increase business for muffler shops.
Maybe more people should go to church and pray. Only 30 per cent of Canadians go to church, but 90 per cent think they are Christians. Just a thought.
Maybe an asphalt plant would go over well in the city. Progress from the road up!