Letters: Against charging a public boat launch fee

Local makes argument for residents getting free use of boat launch

I am very disappointed to see that council is considering charging a $10 fee for using the boat launch and sani dump.

This council has made it abundantly clear that it is completely unacceptable to support or finance private business, yet this is exactly what they are proposing with the neighbouring property.

This is supposed to be a free public boat launch for the citizens of Sooke and as a taxpayer, I have (and will continue) to pay to have access to this facility through taxation.

The solution to this problem is simple, if you are a tax paying resident of Sooke, you get a vehicle decal and access to the free launch.  If you are not a tax paying resident of Sooke, you are charged the launch and sani dump fee.  Decals can be applied for and issued annually at the municipal hall.

Cam Norris-Jones

Sooke