Build Aldergrove rec centre without a ransom note
Editor: Quite frankly, I’m getting really frosted about the continuous discussion about what it’s going to cost to provide Aldergrove with a nice sports, health and leisure centre. Aldergrove deserves to have a year round centre. Aldergrove is part of the Township of Langley — and the Township of Langley owes Aldergrove some consideration.
Putting things like property sales on the line to justify funding is just so much garbage. It almost makes me heave. The Township found the money to pay for expansions to the new Langley Events Centre (with no discussion with the public), but it can’t find any money to provide services to a community that pays their taxes and the salaries of the councillors and mayor.
Council was blind to the needs of this community by allowing Aldergrove Lake (a community and tourist attraction) in Aldergrove to die.
Yes, I’m venting. I live here, I pay taxes here, and it just frosts my socks that the people who were elected by the people to address and look after the concerns of the Township have and still are turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to the people of Aldergrove.
I could go one about what was supposed to happen in Aldergrove, but never happened because council chose not to follow up, but then I digress.
We may not be Fort Langley or Walnut Grove, or Murrayville (the old centre of the world for the Township), all those places that the Township seems to see as ‘pretty.’
We are Aldergrove, we pay taxes and we deserve to be heard and looked after. Quit with the ransom stuff of selling off old forest. Just find the money like you did for the expansion of the LEC. That was easy.