Some very expensive signs are sprouting up in Bells Corners.
So, to correct the problem, the City decided to cart the old sign off to the landfill and put up this beauty in its place.
I guess it’s only a matter of time (and tax dollars) before the Lynwood Park sign gets the same treatment.
I wonder how much it’ll cost to replace this sign? Is there a better use for our tax dollars?
The City has been after the tennis clubs for years to pay half the cost of replacing its old Nepean sign with an expensive metal bilingual version, but so far the club has said no.
It was very expensive to replace the old sign in Williams Park.
The councillor organized a public consultation in the Lynwood community building, but it wasn’t about whether or not to replace the sign, it was about where it should be located. The City supplied a spiffy satellite photo showing the three proposed locations.
I asked how much it would cost the taxpayer for the new Williams Park sign. The councillor said he didn’t know, but that one of his staff members would get back to me (which, of course, she never did).
But the most expensive new sign in Bells Corners is this one:
The Bells Corners BIA is financed by the Chiarelli tax, a levy on property taxes that all Bells Corners business owners, even the smallest ones, have to pay. It also siphons off lots of our tax dollars.
Where does the BIA spend its money? A big chunk of it goes for the hefty salary of executive director Alex Lewis, who used to work for Rick Chiarelli – it sure helps to have contacts! And now he has himself some nice digs in the Price Chopper plaza.