in a place not far away, just east of the sun and west of the moon, there was a kingdom where all the Plovers had free rein and the peasants worked to provide for the kingdom and all was well.
The kingdom was ruled by the round table of lords appointed by the worker drones of the community and they were trusted by the masses for the lords were there to protect their interests and manage the kingdom.
The lords were presumed to be the pillars of the community for they were wise and educated and with their combined wisdom and that of their appointees all would prosper and things would be good.
The market square was quaint and pleasant and the vendors sold their goods, paid their taxes and beamed with pride at the community they had built. But alas they were so successful that the square was so busy that there was no where for the people to park their chariots and this was cause of great grief.
The lords of the day pondered the problem and on October 30, 1995, the lords entered an agreement with a Baron of the kingdon (Mansil Nixon) to rent some land from the Baron to provide parking for the chariots and all would be well.
The Barron, a wise man agreed to rent the land to the kingdom for $1.00 per year provided the kingdom would assess the land at nil during the term of the agreement and so it was written and proclaim as law and marked as By-Law 1995-40 and once again all was well in the kingdom.
The lords in their wisdom decided to write agreements with the adjoining landowners to protect the kingdom. So the lords went forth and entered into an agreement with Globe Realty Holdings Ltd.(Royal Bank) and they would pay the $1.00 and the property would be assessed at nil for the purpose of taxation. And so it was written as by-law 1995.43 and all was well.
The chariots were parking and the everyone smiled until one day when one of the merchants said gee I would like a lease as well and so the lords in their wisdom wrote a new agreement with the merchant Sun Media (Wiarton Echo) on June 28, 2011, and they to would pay $1.00 and the property would be assessed at nil and it was proclaimed as law By-law 48-2011 and so it was written and all was well.
But yet another merchant Sarah Hamilton and Timothy Panchyshyn (The Green Door) declared that they too should have an agreement at $1.00 per year and an assessment of nil and yet again the lords in their wisdom agreed and it was proclaimed as By-law 48-2011 on April 26, 2011 and so it was written and all was well.
But yet again another merchant came forward and demanded an agreement M & M Rinehart Holdings Inc. (Rankin Trading Post) and again the lords declared it fair and reasonable and declared it to be law however the lords in their wisdom decided to rebate the taxes paid to the merchant as part of the agreement and so it was written and proclaimed as By Law ops no by-law on April 3, 2012. however it was reported and so it will be written we think.
And all is well in the kingdom.
But alas the peasants got restless and noted that the Kindom had paid to Mansil Nixon on March 1, 2012 $19,751.98 as a rebate. But wait a minute Mr. Nixon is deceased. How do you pay a dead man a rebate??
And oh wait a minute a further sum of $4,155.21 was paid to Bowes Publishing Limited as a rebate on the same date. HMMMMMMMMMMM wonder who that is as we have no agreements with Bowes!!!
Regardless the merchants in Sauble don’t get rebates or free parking nor do their customers but yet in Wiarton they get free parking and we paid 20 grand to provide the free parking on a contract that says the taxes are NIL!!! What is wrong with this picture???
Guess I missed that creative accounting class!!!
Mayor Close must have stayed up late to make this one dance!!! So in Sauble the tourists pay $15.00 per day and the merchants pay their taxes and in Wiarton they don’t pay nor does anyone else except the taxpayers who it appears are getting ripped by paying taxes that were not assessed to a dead guy and a company we do not have an agreement with.
Guess they could blame Rhonda oh but she doesn’t work here any more! Maybe it was the Manager of Public works… oh she doesn’t work here either!!!
Is all well in the KIngdom???? NOT!!!