Is the Township of Langley Council Morally Bankrupt, you decide…….. Tuscan Farm subdivision Development Permit Application approved on the same night as the Public Hearing Despite AAC rejection and many serious unanswered questions!!!

Posted: May 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

When is this insanity going to stop? At the same meeting (Public Hearing) as the Tuscan Farm Development Permit Application for 65 homes was heard this past Monday; despite hearing serious concerns related to development on farmland, sewage treatment and more, Council votes to approve the Development Permit! What was the hurry?

Well I guess Mayor Froese and the majority of Council are determined to prove the following correct… It is mind boggling but true! Monday’s Public Hearing is further proof, not that we needed any, that the majority of your Municipal Council disrespects your views and your concerns!

Just look at the following comments (quotes) from a few members of Council. It is hard to believe these people are elected to represent us thinking like this:

Mayor Jack Froese and a majority of Council objected to the letters sent by those opposing the University / Wall application and their unwillingness to appear at the Public Hearing saying that just because the groups didn’t get their way doesn’t mean council was ignoring them.

  • Councilor Bob Long said “Somebody should write these folks and explain how the public hearing process works”. The Mayor agreed!
  • Councilor Charlie Fox bristled at the tone of the letters, calling some of the comments “offensive”.
  • Mayor Froese stated “They obviously don’t understand Public Hearings” and “I can’t speak for anyone else, but I certainly do listen”.

(Pete McMartin Vancouver Sun column on Mayor Jack Froese) Nov. 29/12 RE Coulter Berry Building in Fort Langley:

Mayor Froese was asked why he voted for it despite the evidence of so much local opposition states:

  • “He does not govern by petition”.

Of the preponderance of speakers opposing the variance at the official hearings Mayor Froese states:

  • “We really have to listen to the silence of the people who didn’t come out.”

Pete McMartin states “How Froese intuited that this absent cohorts silence was in favor of the Coulter Berry development and not against it, or split down the middle, is a mystery I will leave with him. Politicians have powers of the mind I cannot fathom.” Despite the size of the opposition only one councilor voted against it, it sure says something about what is going on, doesn’t it!

Summary

Yes you are correct, this is becoming very repetitious and I am going to continue to hammer this point home until taxpayers and residents, hopefully, take notice and are willing to stand up and say NO to the insider dealings in the Township of Langley. As I have repeatedly said, connect the dots and follow the money! For any of you that would like to suggest this is a Conspiracy Theory…. It is NOT! I would suggest there is more to this story than meets the eye, stay tuned!

In response to the actions of Council with an overflow crowd in Council Chambers this past Monday (May 6th, 2013), Pam Erikson resigned her seat on the Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC). As someone who was appointed by this Council she deserves a ton of credit for standing up and speaking out. In today’s Langley Advance (May 9th Page 9) there is a very good letter to the editor from Pam Erikson who outlines a number of concerns that are shared by a number of Township residents. Despite many other concerns Council, at the very least, had a fiduciary responsibility to ensure through guarantee that no contamination of water source could occur through their questionable plans for sewage treatment. There are some things that Council has absolutely NO RIGHT to play with!!!

Rick Green

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Note: Sorry for the delay between posts but I was undertaking a computer upgrade!

I am working on a few posts at present that I believe are of significant concern to Township of Langley Residents. Check in daily!

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