Many thanks to Bruce Langer for calling into question the legitimacy of Chelsea’s Sustainable Infrastructure Committee (“An encounter with ‘conflict of interest’ in Chelsea politics,” Sept. 25 edition).
For those unfamiliar with the situation, this was a committee appointed to provide advice to Chelsea’s mayor and council on whether or not to proceed with the major sewer and water infrastructure project being proposed by Chelsea Council.
The composition of the committee was left to the mayor and council, and, as it turned out, every member appointed to the committee – with the exception of Coun. Luc Poulin – stood to gain directly from the project going ahead.
I am particularly pleased to see Langer, who recently hosted a press conference urging the provincial government to fast-track the funding for the central Chelsea sewer and water project, expressing concerns about the process, which led to the approval of $22 million in borrowing for this project.
I can only assume that he is raising this issue at this time, because he feels that the Sustainable Infrastructure Committee should be re-constituted and allowed to do its job under a new administration.
Never too late to have a change of heart.