Town council has made the right decision re: the new Emergency Services Building (ESB) location. The choice was extremely well researched, carefully thought through and wisely and professionally discussed with the affected neighbours.
I am impressed with the trust town council has shown in their staff in determining this new location. We are fortunate to have such dedicated, well-trained, experienced and approachable employees.
No final choice as to where the new building should be built is without drawbacks. But of all the locations that have been considered, this one has the fewest safety issues and the fewest neighbour concerns.
Council has been true to the feedback received from residents which are that the structure not be built in a public park, not in a residential area and not near schools. Council has also been able to arrange for ongoing income by the purchase of the Canada Post building, which will be rented out to various tenants.
With safety in mind, our leaders are in the process of negotiating with the Royal Canadian Legion in the use of their large parking lot across the street from the new ESB.
For a price estimated at $4,500,000 and processes established for income through this wise choice, we all can support this final decision with confidence.
Now, developers can build and renovate residences and other structures knowing that the response time by our proficient emergency personnel will be less than 10 minutes from their headquarters to the location in need of their services.