During the past month after having read several letters to the editor (last one by Andrea Jolly re: Bridge Promotion) being informed on the Q&A session at the Waneta Mall, reading the bridge referendum booklet I received in the mail and having several debates with some concerned citizens, I feel Trail city council has done a good job of informing people on the upcoming referendum (bylaw no 2775).
If I can find fault with city council it would be in not giving out more specifics on the status of the Old Bridge after its closure (re: the concerned citizens petition).
Any negative remarks concerning the timing of the vote are, in my opinion, not valid and indicate a complacency to be involved in important affairs to the city. Excuses can always be found not to do certain things.
The walking bridge, as the saying goes, is a “no-brainer” for the city and I will definitely be voting yes.
As for the Old Bridge, it has served the city well for over 100 years and should be removed before it becomes a real problem (structural failure) thereby costing the city more money.
Sergio “Satch” Freschi,Trail