PENINSULA: Doom and gloom impacts positive aim

When I first got elected in 2008 I was warned that I would need broad shoulders and reminded that you cannot please everyone

Re: Bogged down in process, PNR, June 6.

When I first got elected in 2008 I was warned that I would need broad shoulders and reminded that you cannot please everyone. This has, and still is, proving to be true.

There is a small group of people who continually criticize and blame Sidney council for some businesses not doing well.

I believe that we are rising up from the economic downturn and positive things are on the horizon. Over the last few months new business owners have come to Sidney and continue to do so. Would they be doing this if they did not have confidence in our community?

I have also recently heard that some businesses are reporting they are significantly up from the same time last year.  Hopefully the “doom and gloom” being portrayed by letter writers does not negatively impact this positive upward trajectory.

As for the signage being suggested, this is indeed coming.  In fact, it’s my understanding that a working group was established to facilitate such signage and that the Chamber and business community were both represented on this group. Every day I come across comments from visitors saying what a beautiful and friendly little town we have and that “we will be back.”

Residents are also stating that they are pleased with our continuing beautification of the town.

Kenny Podmore

Town of Sidney Councillor

 

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