Accountability required to get our roads sorted

LETTER

Re: From a forest owner’s point of view, Nov 29 column.

You pretty much nailed it David. Yes, our region needs forestry. No, our town does not need poor planning — however, that’s what we are dealing with now.

Poor planning is potentially going to cost non-forestry owners, otherwise known as the everyday ratepayer. So now it’s up to that forestry industry, with the “planners” — who are GDC and its “partners” — to find a sustainable way forward.

Get the logging trucks off our roads through town (think train link, relocate logging port, etc) and let’s get these roading companies which are making millions out of this region to figure this out pronto, and hold them accountable for bad work.

But then again, you need planners to make all this happen — and they seem to be fast asleep behind the wheel of a big rig themselves. What we probably need is change!

Sarah Hill

Re: From a forest owner’s point of view, Nov 29 column.

You pretty much nailed it David. Yes, our region needs forestry. No, our town does not need poor planning — however, that’s what we are dealing with now.

Poor planning is potentially going to cost non-forestry owners, otherwise known as the everyday ratepayer. So now it’s up to that forestry industry, with the “planners” — who are GDC and its “partners” — to find a sustainable way forward.

Get the logging trucks off our roads through town (think train link, relocate logging port, etc) and let’s get these roading companies which are making millions out of this region to figure this out pronto, and hold them accountable for bad work.

But then again, you need planners to make all this happen — and they seem to be fast asleep behind the wheel of a big rig themselves. What we probably need is change!

Sarah Hill

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