Author Archive for ben burd

Yet another pie in the sky

Monday 10th of August sees yet another consultant come before Council with another dream. This report cost $24,925 (50% funded by the Province) but looking at the Cobourg Tourism Investment Study report here it would seem that a couple of acres of…

Are we a Bellwether Riding

On July 16th Eric Grenier – the man who is morphing into the premier voting analyst (by refining calculations and aggregating all of the polls he can find) published on his website threehundredeight.com the data on the left. As a…

Just another summer week

The kids are home, the vacation is planned and the living is easy so what is there to get worked up about. Well apart from the inconsiderate dog owners who insist on bring the noisiest dogs of the day to…

The Devil is in the details

It is always the little things that produce the most problems. Just take what happened on Tuesday in Port Hope Council chambers. A report came from the Rural Redesign Working Group a couple of weeks ago that suggested many things,…

Thank goodness for independent thought

The first entry about this subject was the illustration of the attempt to restrain the newly established Waterfront Advisory Committee, look two posts below. Since then we have been advised that the crippling mandate was revised and a unanimously approved…

The Staff is still in control

The backstory to the recent brouhahhah over the Marina expansion was the desire by some members of the public and at least one councillor to tame, what they saw as, the overzealous and ambitious staff of Cobourg, specifically the Director…

Let’s start again

With the news that the Park Theatre as previously proposed is dead we are now in the position to start over. The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Cobourg Branch (ACO) has decided not to support the project because the Engineering Report…