Previous council and staff in the know, need to come clean and acknowledge the cover- up of the EPCOR debt.
It was finally revealed at the District of Sooke Finance and Administration Committee meeting, March 22, that we have had an accumulative deficit with the EPCOR contract for a number of years and the monies have been moved from General Revenue (which is all the taxpayer of Sooke District’s monies) into the EPCOR account to offset the cost increase to those in the Sooke Sewer Specified area for sewers.
In other words, everyone in Sooke has been paying for the sewer.
I would also hope that Poirier and Journey hook up to sewer this year to help curb the costs.
Councillors Berger and Haldane have been right all along and their concerns ignored and poopooed by previous council and senior staff.
At last we have a day of reckoning. Apologies accepted from previous council to those hard working citizens and councilors who tirelessly gave of their time and a special thanks to Gail Hall.
The Municipal Finance Authority may be looking into the fact to see if DCCs are able to be used to offset the cost to taxpayers in the sewer specified area.
We humbly await apologies and resolves from this gross injustice to the taxpayer.