Spend our money wisely

North Cowichan – The lack of common sense at the North Cowichan budget table continues. Staff suggests we spend $420,000 on a sidewalk on Lane Road between Averill Creek and Drinkwater Road to service approximately 15 homes.

The road there already has a wide, paved and very useable walking shoulder located on the west side of the street. I would venture to say the residents who are living on Lane Road would rather see $420,000 spent on providing sewer service to their homes.

Now if the municipality insists on spending taxpayers’ hardearned money, may I suggest finishing the portion of missing sidewalk located on the south side of Sherman Road west of Lane Road. From Lane Road to just past the Sikh Temple is in need of a sidewalk.

The sidewalk on the north side of Sherman Road which runs in front of the Curling Club and soccer fields does not serve the needs of all those who live on the south side of the road. There is no comparison between the amount of pedestrian and vehicle traffic between Lane Road and Sherman Road. Sherman Road by far is the busier of the two.

Once again if the municipality insists on spending our hardearned money, use some common sense and spend it wisely.

Jim Fane North Cowichan

Cowichan Valley Citizen