The City of Pitt Meadows wants to remove the area outlined in red from the protected agricultural land reserve. It totals around 33 hectares or 81 acres.

The City of Pitt Meadows wants to remove the area outlined in red from the protected agricultural land reserve. It totals around 33 hectares or 81 acres.

‘Mayor worried about legacy’

Letters on Pitt Meadows application to remove a large chunk of property from the protected agricultural land reserve

Editor, The News:

Re: Pitt petition against NLC application growing (The News, Oct. 10).

Mayor Deb Walters was elected to represent the residents of Pitt Meadows, but she seems more interested in creating a legacy for herself.

She cast the deciding vote over taking the land north of the Lougheed Highway out of the ALR, despite loud resident opposition.

Her statement in your Oct. 10 edition is very apt” “You know what the sad thing is, and it’s frustrating for me, is that people think you don’t listen because you disagree with them”.

While our mayor may listen, she chooses to ignore the protesting, and as long as she has three council members supporting her, can virtually do as she pleases.

Whether it’s raising property taxes for the next five years or blacktop on farm land, the mayor is showing us what her vision of Pitt Meadows is.

Archie Blankers

Pitt Meadows

Wouldn’t cut it

Editor, The News:

Re: Pitt petition against NLC application growing (The News, Oct. 10).

Why not just widen Old Dewdney?

Have you actually been down here and researched your suggestions.

Try 7-8:30 a.m. or 4-6 p.m. high traffic and you can try to get out of my driveway.

I’m sure council has looked at a number of possibilities, but anyone with half a brain should realize that those of us who live on Old Dewdney Trunk Road, if it was widened, would end up with the road right in their house.

My house is close to the road, unlike some properties.  Widening the road would put a whole new meaning on ‘reach out and touch someone.’

I don’t complain about the traffic, as I was well aware of it when I moved here five years ago,  although traffic has increased.

Daily I see farmers being harassed by people who need to get somewhere five minutes earlier once they are on the road instead of getting up earlier. And the school bus that stops, driver’s just keep on flying by it. Those problems will not be solved by a farm lane.

Common sense dictates the drainage ditches have to be open for the rain and run-off, which is a necessity in this area as there are no storm sewers. Covered ditches and culverts just wouldn’t cut it.

Annette Code

Pitt Meadows

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