Questions to Council re: 1621 Dufferin Crescent
Fred H.J. Taylor: January 3, 2013City of Nanaimo 455 Wallace Street Nanaimo, B.C.
Mayor Ruttan & Council Members:
John Horn (City of Nanaimo), Randy Churchill (City of Nanaimo), R.C.M.P. and VIHA all promoted a supportive housing project for the site at a Public Meeting on June 17, 2010.
The Provincial Government was also promoted into release of cemetery statues of the land for a supportive housing project including an amendment to an Order in Council issued in 1994.
I do understand the proposed contractor for the supportive housing has had a copy of this idea of selling a portion of the cemetery land to private ownership and private use in hand for considerable time.
Why, in my opinion has there been a false / misleading promotion to the Public of the use of cemetery land?
I do not believe the Elder Chinese Community donated the land to be turned into cash.
I understand the intention of the City is to sell the land for use other than the present zoning, therefore, the City has an obligation to rezone to support the sale.
I remain of the opinion the Council as a group is in conflict with the direction of this Public Hearing and I remind you of my opinion, an underhanded way of disposal of cemetery land.
I do not agree the city taxpayer will provide and pay for ‘works and services’ for the property.