I was very impressed with the number of citizens who came out to our Spring Town Hall Meeting! It was good to see! After a short regular meeting of Council we opened the floor for questions from those assembled. Topics addressed included streets, frost boils, the Bassano Station, storm water drainage, taxes, illegally parked vehicles, cluttered laneways, sidewalk construction, and house numbers. I think we on council answered the questions fairly and accurately.
One ratepayer had a question about mill-rates, assessments, and taxes. I realized that he might not be alone in his misunderstanding of that relationship. We will try to clarify that issue before our tax notices come out, later this spring.
I was impressed by the numbers of citizens who came to Beiseker's defense when one citizen told us that our village was a terrible place to live. Us five councilors and our village staff members were moved by those positive comments that followed, and the applause they generated. I think now we'll work harder to make our village an even better place to live.
I'm looking into some of the other inquiries made last night, and I will try to provide answers to you here, on Facebook, or in the Mainline Express newsletter.
Thank you all for coming!