After reading the article (Woes of Wellington Beach brought before council, The Picton Gazette Dec. 5, 2019) describing the deputation to council on the state of Wellington Beach I was surprised by the language used to describe action or inaction by council and staff. I have had the pleasure of working with our councillor and county staff over the last nine months and have found helpful and supportive intervention when needed.
I am not familiar with the plight of Wellington beach nor of the activities or lack action leading up to the frustrations reported in the Gazette.
I have found county staff very receptive to helping volunteer work and workers. It sounds like mediation is needed to get the various stakeholders to begin a dialogue to turn an ugly situation into a win-win for all parties.
Judging by what has been reported in the article there appears to be several initiatives that have not achieved their targets and multiple stakeholders/jurisdictions are involved which further complicates matters. I am thankful we have not felt the same in the ward I live in, however it is disturbing that a situation like this would be allowed to fester. After all I live in the same municipality under the same ground rules.
Eric De Pauw,