Who are you going to believe: Linda Collins or Margaret Atwood about the Midhurst Secondary Plan? (v2.0)

August 3, 2014

Mayor Collins has had 11 years on Springwater Township council, fully supports the Midhurst Secondary Plan (MSP) and recently registered as a candidate for re-election.

First video: Aug 3, 2014, now unavailable (see below).

New, second (now unlisted) video: Aug 9, 2014.

To view video, click here or http://youtu.be/rm-teSGeBiI

  • not on image.

Linda Collins video 1

Margaret Atwood has an alternate understanding:

  • life-wrecking event,
  • very strange and pretty sinister, and
  • ratepayer versus secretive things, behind -their-backs.

It will be up to township voters on October 27th to decide which lady is telling the truth.

Posted on voteLesStewart.ca.


What legal duty of care does Springwater Township CAO Robert Brindley have to the citizens of Springwater Township?

July 6, 2014

Virtually none.

Robert Brindley Springwater Township CAO

His job as Chief Administrative Officer is to implement the will corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, Mayor Linda Collins.

If a breach of duty exists, it rests on the CEO and the elected officials who passed the motion (see Bill French on AWARE Simcoe: A dark day for Springwater). Oddly if they are so sure of themselves, not one of the current elected officials has registered as a candidate in this fall’s municipal election. Mr. French does not overstate the imminent danger to our beautiful rural “community of communities”.

Not Within Mr. Brindley’s Job Description: sky-high future property taxes, continued bullying by developers, unprecedented use of debt financing which will be used to trigger a “useful crisis” (goal: Barrie annexation), and destruction of the Minesing Wetlands. He does the television interviews and makes very, very strong and breathtakingly broad statements because (presumably) he was told to do so the current council leadership.

My Promise (no Golden parachutes): If elected as deputy mayor in the fall, I would not interfere with any senior staff”s decision to leave for greener pastures. Of course if there are contracts in place which pay the exiting executives big $ for little or no value to the Corporation, I may have to write about that so as to assign more accurately everyone’s reputation for accountability, transparency, and “truthiness”.

I support the future provincial investigation (judicial enquiry, ON Ombudsman, etc.) into the events leading up to the Midhurst Secondary Plan.

Posted on voteLesStewart.ca.


“If I had a $100-million”, I’d buy Springwater Township to save the Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly & Friends.

April 23, 2014

How much is  the destruction of the natural heritage of a several thousand year old rural “community of communities” worth?

I’d buy you a Minesing Wetlands.

Hines entertain3

 

Click here for the complete, sublime deputation presentation Mr. Chris Evans made by to Springwater Township on April 22, 2014.

Posted on SpringwaterParkcc.org and voteLesStewart.ca.


The “new and improved” Springwater Township is someone’s vision, alright. But with your help, the war is not lost.

March 21, 2014

I received a new newsletter in my mailbox yesterday. It says the sprawl plan is  “A Vision for the Future”.

Geranium Vol 1 newsletter p1

This is not my vision. I do not recognize or know these people. I question the sincerity behind the words and pictures.

Geranium Vol 1 newsletter p2

It’s been said that the first casualty of war is the truth. Truthfully, this looks like an economic, social, cultural and environmental nightmare for 99% of our people.

I do not support the Midhurst Secondary Plan.

I find very little wrong with this +199 year old, beautifully mixed “community of communities” township: created, nurtured, and protected by Mother Earth’s most sustainable economy (agriculture).

It can (and will) be defeated. The weakness of introducing a pseudo-community newsletter like this, at this time, shows it. A strong signal of desperation that the war of words and land is being lost.

Margaret Atwood petition request. Similar post and sentiments on voteLesStewart.ca.


Budget 2014 Fallout: What’s the deal with the email(s) between Deputy Mayor Dan McLean and Mr. Scott McLean on February 18, 2014?

March 13, 2014

And why is important that official correspondence retention be actually and perceived to be dealt with in a non-biased, consistent,  and based on the rule of law.

Dan McLean Scott McLean Record

Above is a Notice of Motion by Councillors Jack Hanna and Sandy McConkey that has been filed here [pdf] for next Monday’s General Council meeting. It says in part:

That the email from Scott McLean dated February-18-14 9:42 AM that further disseminated an email by Daniel McLean via spitfireboone@<<<>>>>.com, dated February-
14-14 5:04 PM soliciting written support for the 2014 budget, be included verbatim as correspondence received in the Township of Springwater Council Agenda.

There was some informal, non-minuted talk in previous meetings during at the special budget meeting on February 25th (see: Dignity and honesty were self-evident at Springwater Township last night.), evaluation process that an email was recorded as official correspondence (ie. retained) and then amended or dropped entirely, I’m not sure.

There were 5 or 6 pieces of correspondence about the budget that were recorded officially: both in favour and opposed to the Springwater Township 2014 Budget. One noteworthy one was on Currie Truck Centre letterhead and was helpfully photocopied by township staff so everyone attending the budget meeting could have their own hard copy.

This is why it’s important to attend these meetings, people! You learn so much, but you have to be there (as I am)

Posted also on voteLesStewart.ca.


I like it when people follow my writing, especially Springwater Township senior staff officers using their taxpayer-funded email address, hardware and salary.

March 6, 2014

Find below a message I received at 1:48 pm today from WordPress.com showing (presumably) that Mr. Brad Sokach is now receiving each of my posts on voteLesStewart.ca by email.

Brad Sokach 2

The last business card that I have for Mr. Sokach P.Eng., his position and duties is here:

Brad Sokach business card

The  6 weblogs/wikis that I have solely written on  since February 2008 have had 1,893,461 views.

Disclosure: I am a candidate for Deputy Mayor in the township Oct 27, 2014 municipal election.

Posted on WikidFranchise.org, FranchiseFool.com, FranchiseBanker.ca, SpringwaterParkcc.org, and voteLesStewart.ca.


The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.

February 21, 2014

Honour is self-esteem made visible in action.

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Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).

Ayn Rand 1905 – 1982

Rainbow flag2

The rainbow flag I loaned to Springwater Township on February 20th if they wanted to fly it.

Posted on voteLesStewart.ca and SpringwaterPark.cc.

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