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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Letter: $250,000 is a lot to spend for a few seconds’ exposure
Lettertotheeditormale

Dear editor:

So, here we go not with common sense but rather preferred sense.

I am writing regarding the ongoing kerfuffle about the town garden and new gateway project as one drives into Niagara-on-the-Lake at Queen and Mississagua streets.

I made a trip down to the intersection and did a time study.

Vehicles came to a stop facing the existing garden that backs on to the golf course, and rested there about anywhere from three seconds to seven seconds. And then they made their respective turn.

When one thinks about it with clarity, a driver comes to a stop, looks to the left and then the right, and perhaps views the garden for a couple of seconds, with hopefully the same brain being able to focus on driving and not sightseeing.

Then the case might be put forward that the present garden is adequate, and therefore the $250,000 donated expenditure – kind, thoughtful and generous, too – could be put to better use within the town.

How about in the dock area or any one of  numerous other entities around NOTL.

I was about to type “this is my two cents’ worth” but they no longer exist, so this is my five bucks worth, what with inflation and such.

Keith Bullen

NOTL