Was it the people, vibe, mood, weather, lack of children screaming in the neighbours yard, the house prices? LoL All of the above!
Or was it that Keswick feels like a 'police state' some days and it started last summer.
If you remember we had a bylaw officer 'approach' us regarding our boat. An altercation that was rude and unpleasant and uncalled for. It's been addressed. No apologies ever given (from the person mentioned) and more bullshit followed after - drive by photo taking, letter - registered 2 - all at our tax dollar. Constant threat of harassment - in my mind - I'm entitled to an opinion. Or am I?
I looked into it. Do you believe in this area of Georgina - you are NOT permitted to have a boat parked in your driveway at ANY time! The towns main website - Welcome to Georgina image - is of BOATS. Take a walk, drive on any side street and a boat will be found, a trailer, camper and sometimes 'stuff'. Oh well... Do you pay my property taxes?
Is my STUFF physically hurting you?
How unfair is this bylaw? For over 22 years we have been here many of those years with a boat, never a peep. Yes, it is just a coincidence the bylaw officer just happens to live down the street- and I did ask if they were making 'the quota on the way to work...', I was told no. I tell you when they left that day - they left with attitude! I got my letters in writing 'move it or else' and then it was made sure my boat was moved or "you could go to court, and if a judge sees fit, you could go to jail.' As we were told by a bylaw officer - over a F&^%*&g boat. How many others will be harmed/stressed over a boat? Then - the local paper said someone was putting letters in mailboxes, encouraging people to rat on neighbours who had items in their drive way. I HOPE they have investigated where these letters are from - and who is trespassing on all our properties at night- COWARDS btw. If you have something to say say it. We have a name for those people here in Canada.. I believe it it "Shit disturbers" People with nothing better to do but stir up trouble for others.
For over 20 years the town has been able to ticket whom ever they choose - for what ever reasons they choose & justify it with - "someone complained - but we can't tell you who". WTF is that? Yet how many have never been ticketed? Unfair YOU BET!
Ticket us all or none and then watch how fast the bylaw is changed and dismissed!
When everyone becomes aware.
Our problem is solved but for many more - it is not, and it's just begun.
To sign a petition regarding this no 'toys in driveway' click here.
On top of this - this week I read the town 'is discussing' of possibly introducing a new bylaw ' from what I understand (you can read more on the link and figure it out for yourself): if you say something bad about someone, on the town committee, staff etc. - say the mayor - and bylaw officer or you ruin their 'reputation' (lol) the town wants to be able to sue you and make you pay for it!!! So YOU better only say good things. Welcome to' Kesrock' as in Alcatraz. Are you kidding me? Are the court systems not crazy enough?
Hurt someones reputation? Please!
Who are we dealing with Mother Theresa? What a bunch of *&^%% babies!
Oh but wait, I might be sued over this. Can you imagine if Rob Ford was this way?
Someone concerned about what people can say on social media.
We have a new Mayor - I asked her for help regarding the boat thing and I was fluffed off. Again - in my opinion.
I like Margaret, I met her years ago a few times.. so again I let that go.
I've saved all my letters and communication even from the bylaw officer - who responded to my initial complaint - assuring me I was wrong - WOW -
I laughed out loud when a superior said - 'I've never heard anything bad.'
No, I guess not - how many people go around and display bad behaviour to their employer. It never happens... right. How many even get past the complaint, when the one you complain against addresses it? I showed a friend I think we came to the conclusion of slight intimidation process going on - It's what I felt, so yes I guess it was.
IF your reputation is ruined. You ruined it. Simple.
Actions speak louder than words.
Here is apetition I see someone started: click here to see petition, please consider signing.
What kind of a community puts letters in mailboxes at night, fines people for having boats - this is Keswick! ON LAKE SIMCOE. All of georgina - are you going to tell them they all have to move their boats? Cars, trailers, toys, stuff?
Welcome to living amongst fascist - if you say something they don't like they will sue you & make you pay for it. If your property is not pretty enough they will make you pay!
If someone complains - say a neighbour with a grudge- too bad- you don't have the right to know.
I have a reputation, ask people.
Some will tell you I am kind, generous, funny and will go to any length to help you if I can- strangers too.
Others will tell you I am a bitch. I try to bring attention to unjust actions like cannabis for very ill children and not being able to park your own boat in your own driveway, and NOT tolerating RUDE bylaw officers who work for the people they address, adding extra stress to already stressful lives.
Have some common consideration.
Yeah - whatever. I don't care about my reputation...
I certainly would never sue anyone, over saying I was something I know I AM NOT.