Crosswalk coming too late for grant

It was reported that there had been a delay on construction near West Shore Parks and Recreation for a new crosswalk.

At the recent Colwood council meeting on March 12, it was reported that there had been a delay on construction near West Shore Parks and Recreation for a new crosswalk.

This work is being supported by a provincial grant of $395,000 and it must be used by March 31. This grant, a matching funds grant, was first approved for Colwood in 2008.

With less then three weeks to go, delays may mean that the March 31 deadline will not be met. This means that Colwood must either decide to stop construction, or find an additional $130,000 from City coffers to cover the monies most likely lost due to incompletion.

Why did Colwood let this situation happen? Who is going to be held accountable for the oversight in making sure this project received full funding and is completed on time?

Colwood council must show their leadership and responsibility for this failure must be identified.

Duane MacNeill

Colwood