Reader offers more observations on council’s vision

In regards to Matt Prete’s letter about the subdivision of Pierview having to fight the people we voted in to represent us

Dear Editor,

In regards to Matt Prete’s letter about the subdivision of Pierview having to fight the people we voted in to represent us, not the realtors.

We would just like to comment on how beautiful it was to drive around Gull Lake and see the signs everywhere stating that the campgrounds and trailer parks were all full.

We can remember a few years ago when it was like that here in Sylvan Lake.

Now you drive along the lake and see very few people, the businesses all empty, etc. We must admit that there were speed bumps in Gull Lake but not the type that would high center a trailer hitch.

Also there were several places where the public could launch their boats and park their vehicles for FREE, not the $40 that it costs here let alone then try to find a place to park the truck/trailer.

Now what the people of Sylvan Lake get to see are articles in the paper about how we have to fight ‘public representatives’ just to be able to keep green spaces, ignore the public wishes about intersections (781- Highway 11, sorry freeway), and see more trees destroyed in an effort to correct mistakes made by the realignment of roads and intersections i.e. paving Memorial Trail instead of lights at 781 and Freeway 11.

After all of this there are even more projects to spend money on as lights will have to be put in at Highway 20 and Memorial Dr. with a total regarding of the approach as the crest is too high to allow for a proper line of sight to these lights.

All of this at the expense of the tax-paying public that they were sworn to represent.

Trust the people of this town by putting in regular speed bumps, a boat launch that the public can use complete with parking, regular no Taj Mahal washrooms and help the businesses that are shutting down in the tourist/beach area instead of trying to leave a legacy as town council.

Well if you read the political winds correctly your legacy will be the way this council has destroyed the Town of Sylvan Lake in order to be the City of Sylvan Lake.

Maybe after all of this we can vote in people who care about this town, our nature and the local business people who rely on the tourists in the summer to survive.

However, we all must realize that our taxes will go up in order to correct the damage that has already been done as this well of course include the upkeep and maintenance of those wonderful washrooms. How much did they cost again?

Fred and Sue George

Sylvan Lake

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