I take exception

Area D residents did not vote in favour of a $22,000-plus sewer connection to Campbell River

I must take exception to some of the comments made by Mr. Rees in his letter to the Editor, in the Oct. 19 Mirror.

Area D residents did not vote in favour of a $22,000-plus sewer connection to Campbell River (which smacks of a tax grab).  We voted, instead, for a sewer connection for just under $10,000 per household. Area D residents have been well served by the efforts of Brenda Leigh in keepoing our taxes lower.  If Area D was annexed to the City of Campbell River, our taxes would likely triple.  Is this what Mr. Rees would like to see? Mr. Rees claims that Ms. Leigh is misinformed; I wish he would have asked us. We would have told him otherwise. It appears that Mr. Rees may be misinformed about whether Area D residents want to join campbell River.  Furthermore, the City of Campbell River has not announced that it would hold public consultations regarding an annexation.  If ever the case, I am certain many Area D residents would vote a resounding “No!”

Robert R. Ralston,

Area D resident, Storries Beach

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