Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I really couldn't care less whether the Muskies or Russkies play at the Shelburne arena on Friday nights.

I DO have a sincere concern that my tax dollars are used to maximum effect, that there is transparency and that no one is using their position as an elected official to advance their own agenda, at the expense of taxpayers regarding the Centre Dufferin Recreation Complex (CDRC)

Fascinating reading going through the CDRC board minutes.

The minutes reflect a petition presented with 110 signatures regarding the upkeep and cleanliness of the facility, the rodent problem was noted as being under control (thank goodness), repeated incidents of theft and vandalism, Xmas bonuses awarded but no amount disclosed, and an agreement signed between the CDRC (as negotiated in 2010 by the Deputy Mayor and arena manager) and the World Hockey League (Russian team) but no copy of the final agreement.

I also wonder if the guy mentioned by name in an open meeting of the CDRC knows his name is on the internet in the minutes as being accused (not clear from the minutes whether he was charged by police and convicted in a court of law) of assault and theft and then banned from the CDRC.

Here is a link to the minutes, read it for yourself:

The minutes do not show that the renovation project is running late and overbudget.  Anyone have any figures on that?

If this is the way the arena is run by how in the hell are they going to be able to manage a YMCA, being championed by Mayor Crewson and Highland Companies?

Don't forget that Mayor Crewson, during the 2010 municipal election campaign advised, nay assured, voters to just stick with the team in place, because they worked well together (and I am paraphrasing here) and no change was needed.

I beg to differ.

1 comment:

  1. I know why Bennington isn't commenting in the paper-he is on vacation in Florida.