Having toured the facility and seeing firsthand the supposed dangerous conditions, Hobbs said he’s changed his mind and will support keeping the conservatory open.
“I guess I should have come here as a child,” Hobbs said. “When staff tells me glass falls out not in, I’m concerned about all this hype on safety. I’m glad I voted against the $76,000 for the netting. I feel very safe in here. – Tbaynewswatch (see full article here)
I always new that the glass cannot fall into the facility. The building is structured so that the glass pane lays on the frame.
I wonder exactly who started this falling glass bullshit that ended up closing the Conservatory? There never was anything wrong with that building that cannot be remedied over time. The building has been neglected for over forty years by our high paid Administration. The location is a good one.
There are people who are looking for large projects to spend our taxes on. Contractors looking for places to make money. Build things that we don’t need right now instead of fixing up that not very sexy but really necessary infrastructure. Things like the sewers….remember those? The storm of May?
Then there are the waterfront supporters at City Hall that are desperate to put something on that shoreline that people will want to go and see. Anything. Did I mention they were desperate? Its a face saving exercise that will eventually bankrupt this city but, hey, its not their money. Is it?
Every time someone even thinks about replacing a facility in this city, the first thing someone at City Hall says is, “It should be built at Prince Arthur’s Landing.” Museum, botanical garden, arena, conference centre…you name it. It HAS to be built down there. Why? Who knows? Its just gotta be built there because….there’s a splash pad?
Someone has an agenda here. Someone is pulling on some strings. Manipulating things and moving them in a prefered direction. Then there is this recent organized crime tie-in to Thunder Bay. Organized crime and the construction industry go hand in hand. Throw in government money and, well….a match made in heaven. Hmm…I wonder who at City Hall….never mind. That kind of talk can get a person killed.
What needs to be watched is who owns property where dowmtown. Who is buying property downtown. Every time the City of Thunder Bay spends money down there building big, expensive things, someone’s property values go up. Condo developers, hotel developers…..hmmm.
Zoning. Rezoning an area can also increase the value of land. Who pays attention to those zoning amendments?