Who will protect municipal parks and beaches?
I was startled to read the comments of municipal councillors in last week’s Undercurrent about Seymour Bay Park.
Did they propose that the neighbouring developer remove the storm sewer and replace the trees cut? No – instead they voiced concerns about planting trees.
A reader might assume from this that written approval from the municipality was in place before the damage was done. But none has been presented.
This small public park has no storm water drainage covenants registered on it. On the other hand, a restrictive covenant is in place to protect against development impacts that negatively interfere with the use of the park for park purposes.
Seymour Bay Park is designated as a passive park, as is Crippen Park.
Who will protect municipal parks and swimming beaches if our elected councillors will not?
Sue Ellen Fast