Editor: I would like to know why the mayor of Surrey, Dianne Watts, never brought up the issue of a garbage incinerator at 192 Street and 32 Avenue, just a short distance from Brookswood.
Did Peter Fassbender know, or Rick Green? What about the Langley Township councillors?
As I understand it, there was an option on the site to develop it as an incinerator. I hope this thing is dead now, and is not just being used as a flim-flam election statement by another honest politician.
It’s just like not raising gas taxes. Can you say Fassbender/Watts? Honest.
A better location for this incinerator would be in Bridgeview in Surrey, on the banks of the Fraser River, so garbage could arrive by barge and the waste removed the same way. That takes trucks off the roads. Then perhaps Mayor Watts will be able to view and inhale the effects of it from her new city hall.
I have another suggestion. If the councillors of the Township are looking for ways to save money, why don’t they reduce the size of council back to six as it was before? Surely they are not overworked.
Next remove all the plants and trees from road medians, thereby not paying large labour costs to maintain them. There is also disruption of traffic, with a couple of flag people and workers weeding every couple of weeks all spring and summer. Let’s not forget the labour costs to water them as well.
I believe that both the Township and City should be made to run their budgets with no tax increases, and no deficit. What a novel concept.