To the Editor,
It came as somewhat of a surprise to see that Chuck Mercier got ousted as mayor. I always thought he was a great guy and filled the role well. However, I can understand the true reason for his downfall when I pass the Greenbank Airport.
I owned the property on the south end of the airport when Jim Bailey owned it and have driven and walked over the entire property hundreds of times.
It was as flat as a pancake and only needed asphalt to upgrade the runways. A Dash 7 aircraft even landed there years ago on the grass.
The buildings are now in a valley and will never be useful if indeed an airport ever becomes a reality there. They are building mountains so that if ever made into an airport, the planes will drop 50 feet into the north, south, east and west of the “runways”. It will look like an aircraft carrier.
I guess they won’t have to worry about hitting hydro lines. They’ll be below the runway.
To have our local politicians take the position that they can’t do anything about it because it is a “Federal” responsibility is simply hogwash. Can’t they pick up a phone to the MP?
Everyone knows it’s a scam to make money. What Scugog is getting is literally peanuts to the amount the owner is getting.
To think that they are going to continue “filling” for months and maybe years to come is nauseating. When I pass by there now, I have to look away.
I can only think that the great people of Greenbank are furious and said so with their municipal vote. It’ll be interesting to see their response provincially and federally.
Dr. Morley Pitts
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