Thursday, 3 August 2006

The saga continues

Well, the Trustee from hell has responded and I have replied back…

Hi Mrs ********, I have a saved voice mail message that you left at
my home the day after our meeting.

With respect to taking credit, I clarified that with a follow up
message to everyone. In fact I heard that comments were made to members of
the community crediting people who had nothing to do with this matter.
That is unfair to everyone who was really part of the solution.

The only messages I do not return are the ones never left.

I went as far as meeting with your husband and neighbors one night
to discuss the solution and it was agreed that we would work on moving
the portables. However doing that would require municpal approvals. It
would be irresponsible as the representative of this community if we were to
do something against required protocol. By going against this would
have costed tax payers alot more money and that would be irresponsible.

The reality is this, you have knowingly purchased backing onto a
school site and need to accept that there might be disturbances, but that
is likely why the builder sold the homes for less.

I am sorry if you are offended by my comments but I take great
exception to your comments after all the personal unfounded remarks made.


My response:

Mr. ********.

I spent the last couple of days pondering how to respond to your email
and I have come to the realization that no matter what I say, you will twist it
somehow, but I will take my chances and respond anyway.

“With respect to taking credit, I clarified that with a follow up
message to everyone.”

You clarified what? A follow up message to whom? I don’t understand
your point with this statement. Please provide me with a copy of this follow up
message.

“In fact I heard that comments were made to members of the community crediting people who had nothing to do with this matter. That is unfair to everyone who was really part of the solution.”

I gave credit to those who were involved, as per my last email. What
members of the community? The only members I have spoken to are my neighbours.

“The only messages I do not return are the ones never left.”

Catchy quote, but you said you were returning my call, so in order to
“return” a call, a call must have been left, no? Don’t know where you were going
with this statement.

“I went as far as meeting with your husband and neighbors one night to
discuss the solution and it was agreed that we would work on moving the portables. However doing that would require municpal approvals. It would be irresponsible as the representative of this community if we were to do something against required protocol. By going against this would have costed tax payers alot more money and that would be irresponsible.”

With your “extensive” political background, I find it hard to believe
that you didn’t know that I had options. I was able to get municipal approvals,
why couldn’t you? Or better yet, why couldn’t you have offered me solutions that
were readily available? Too much work?

“The reality is this, you have knowingly purchased backing onto a school site and need to accept that there might be disturbances, but that is likely why the builder sold the homes for less.”

Not that my personal finances are any of your business or should affect whether or not you do your job a Trustee, actually Mr. ********, the “reality” is that I paid MORE for my house to back on the school, not less. Perhaps your 20 years of appraising skills are a little rusty. Check your facts before you throw out insults. Furthermore, why you would even bring this up as a point eludes me. Where in ANY of my correspondence did I EVER mention that the problem was disturbance in relation to my property? This is and has always been a safety issue. The portables are technically closer to my property now than they would have been had they been placed smack dab in the middle of the school yard as the Site Plan stated, so I would appreciate it if you would drop this point completely. It is completely irrelevant.

“I am sorry if you are offended by my comments but I take great exception to your comments after all the personal unfounded remarks made.”

None of my remarks were unfounded. I based my remarks on your behaviour
(and lack thereof).

You have had ample opportunity to step up and for whatever reason, you
have chosen not to. Hopefully, this November’s election will give me and my
fellow community members the opportunity to elect a School Board Trustee who
will live up to their slogans and represent the **** ******** District School
Board appropriately.



Sigh…this IS kinda fun. It’s so easy to poke holes in his statements…and he keeps giving me ammunition to work with. Pin It

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