Here are some
of the comments that have been submitted by local residents who are
in favour of holding a referendum on the issue of de-amalgamation:
I am in favor of separating from
the City of Sudbury. I have been a life long resident of the
Valley and have seen things only get worse. At Christmas we
have lights that hang off of street lights that don't work for
most of the season. We have sub par snow plowing. In
the summer we are subject to huge pot holes. LaSalle blvd is
getting new sidewalks and I have to drive over half finished
construction jobs on Radar Road and ruin the shocks and struts on
my car. I also have a
little park off of Roy street that has graffiti on the slide and
the slide is blocked off because of kids damaging the slides. It's
time for a change.
should be a city, as it was for a couple of months. I believe we
would have better service, and could do it with out raising taxes.
about time they ask us what we think!!!
Yes I am in
favor of a De-amalgamation for
(our own city)
support a referendum on de-amalgamation. The only advantage I
have seen is the lower bus fare to
we definitely need a divorce from the greater city of
East/Capreol will be fine on its own.
yes, right away.
would like there to be a referendum on de-amalgamation.
for goodness sakes get us away from
All they are doing is using our money for their own use.
Ploughs forget about us in the winter.
have to say I'm very glad you're addressing this. As a student
needing to travel to Laurentian University and back all year, the
effects of the amalgamation do get noticed. #1-The public
transportation. According to me and many other people who do travel
to and from the Valley on a regular basis, the bus needs some
serious improvement. The long gaps between buses makes for
quite a few inconveniences and if you miss one, you have to wait an
hour or more for the next one. #2- The winter road maintenance. I
never understood why only certain side streets got plowed and others
don't... Or why the plows only go by once a week on some
streets and everyday on others... Needless to say, for many reasons,
I believe deamalgamation would be beneficial to us all and cannot
tell you how relieved I am as many of my friends and family are that
things might be improved.
think that Sudbury has forgotton about the amalgamated
towns like valley east capreol and val caron and hanmer hanmer lost
5 million dollars that valley east has saved for future
programs to up grade the township snow plow grader .none of
the roads have be new paved all pavment was done in Sudbury proper
and roads rebuilt including the sewers in Sudbury repaired our
coucillors in Sudbury think only Sudbury proper and don,t seems to
want to look at the outlining amalgamated towns and cities .I am
voting for the referendum yes because we have lost a lot from
amalgamation and if we have anymore of the above that the serviced
promised by amalgamation . look at the heavy taxes regional Sudbury
is getting from the many new homes being built at this time in
hanmer and val caron ;these homes are all big homes valued at
2hundred and fifty thousand dollars can you imagine Sudbury
proper is going to do with this money from these heavy taxes .there
is now a referendum to deamalgamate and if we the people
living in hanmer don,t vote for same than they will be only
loosers unhapper tax payer in hanmer.
moved to the valley in 2000. After the city of
took over my taxes have more than doubled plus I
have a water bill added. I have seen no improvements at all in the
valley. The roads are in bad condition and a lot of services have
been dropped. The only reason for amalgamation was so that
grab tax money from valley residents to solve their financial
problems and now we're all in a mess. Its good to know we have
people working for the city that make over 100,000 per year. I sure
hope they're enjoying my hard earned money. I say that we separate
and keep our tax money local.
definitely have a referendum on de-amalgamation. I haven't met
one person yet who wanted amalgamation in the first place.
After being away from the area for over 10 years, I
recently purchased a house in Capreol. I am shocked at how much the
little village has deteriorated. There seems to be a complete lack
of pride anymore and when we look around at the roads and the
services, no wonder! The taxes and utility bills are off
the wall and yet you cannot put out more than 2 bags of garbage or
else you will be charged! What are those high tax dollars buying for
the home owners in outlying areas? Iwould
love to know what has actually gotten better since we became part of
The Greater City. Can anyone tell me?
Yes please right away.
defiantly vote yes to de-amalgamation as a resident of Capreol for
17 years and the only thing that has improved in Capreol since we
became part of the greater city of Sudbury is a better busing
system. The snow clearing of our streets is appalling and the worse
I have ever seen in the 6 different cityís I have lived in. Water
in Capreol used to be free, and now is almost as expensive as hydro.
This is a real sore spot with many in town. This town was better
maintained and better serviced on itís own. I think the expense of
turning back the clock would be worth it in the long run. Or Perhaps
a better quality of counselors would help the situation.
not sure what the problem is. I can't understand why this Council
would be so hesitant to put this question to a vote unless they are
really not willing to deal with the answer.
Hurry up with the vote, but then again we know there will never be
one, because what ever the big chief's want they get, it
doesn't matter how us little people feel. They might
have to give back the money they took on us when they amalgamated,
and I am sure Capreol would love to get there items back as well.
WE GOT A ROTTEN DEAL