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Survey Results

Survey

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Should Kincardine continue to fund the Penetangore Regional Economic Development Corporation (PREDC)?

Yes or No

Results

No 82.35%
Yes 17.65%
  100.0%

We don't edit your comments, do a spell check on them or fiddle with your punctuation. 

 We do toss out more than one vote per responder.  It's a waste of your time.  The computer eliminates them.  

Some people voted many times trying to skew the results.  It does not work as the computer tosses you out and allows only one vote for you.  We toss out multiple comments too.

Bottom Line:  multiple votes waste your time not the computers.

We toss out multiple votes from the same source

Here are some of the comments, but not all as some duplicate votes were tossed out.  We don't correct spelling:

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Biggest waste of $$ for Kincardine
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Not accountable to counsel anyone. Don't know if they do much or just take credit for anything good.
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No accountability, no money.
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If they are open and transparent, and can justify the expenses then sure. Also, we need results, no results no PREDC
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We need to have measurable results before more money is spent.
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At the very first meeting it was stated that PREDC would be self supporting through "grants". I have yet to see any attributable achievements.
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Certainly NO
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Waste of MONEY
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I reviewed their presentation to council and they're telling us taxpayer that they recommended pats pizza to a bec. Industry is an accomplishment, that's what we've been paid over $500,000 for the last four years. It's clear this group is not accountable to taxpayers and council has allowed this. They've done nothing but give two friends jobs.
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There appears to be no or very little accountability or objectives that will yield benefits. The services offered are an overlap of the BIA and municipal services. My opinion is they are a waste of tax money!
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just a waste of tax dollars with no payback
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No. Empire built and needs to be demolished.
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Waste of time and money.
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No as I haven't heard of any new business brought in that benefits my needs...
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PREDC has not been accountable to council with how they spend taxpayers money.
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Need to get a better Building Inspector though
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We are throwing money at a not needed group
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They haven't really done anything other than take credit for other people's work. They were instrumental in the idiot move of the information centre to downtown!!
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Not sure its good value for the money invested.
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What a waste of money
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I find it almost sinful that money is taken away from other very real projects like youth sports, the arts car shows and the bands. it is a duplication of services that raises our taxes 2%
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Should be accountable.
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I cannot locate anything in the news when contracting out this duty was discussed with the public. Another secret deal behind closed doors? This group promised private and upper level funding, Where did all the money go? they gave Mr Corisin a job after he turned his back on those who elected him
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PREDC serves themselves and no one else. It exists due wholly to taxpayer subsidy, yet behaves like a standalone entity. They have not and will not contibute anything viable.
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what else did council contract out that taxpayers weren't consulted on? was this another behind closed door deal?
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what return has Kincardine recieved on the investment?
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Why should it be funded when they already have $148,000 in their bank account ,
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The path to economic development is a culture of low taxes and a government that understands and welcomes profit oriented people and is willing to compete. Anything less is just a government wanting to create a smoke screen of trying to solve economic issues while in effect only exacerbating matters.
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No credible business plan and with taxes approaching double digits its high time for some belt tightening.
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If anyone saw the laughable status update from PREDC on Oct 15 to council, you'd immediately understand why they are a complete waste of money and simply suckling from the teet. Pathetic....
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no economic development means no growth
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No definitely NOT. The ratepayers of the Municipality of Kincardine have been funding this organization and receiving nothing for it! They are duplicating tasks that very capable Municipal staff are already doing! Get rid of them all!!
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if it truly is a needed function, then go too the old system of committees. the cost savings and the community involvement would be substantial
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NO...this town's wasting has to stop
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waste of tax payers money
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The biggest obstacle to economic development in Kincardine is the municipal staff. For the first time we have an intelligent,dedicated,mostly volunteer group that has come together despite council blockades,to promote Kincardine. Rememember the last staff members that had the job? Train wreck !
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Absolutely NOT!!!! This corporation is just a repeat of the BIA, Chamber of Commerce. Why spend good money after bad and repeat yourself.
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Economic Development is as necessary as good roads. Without it we cannot promote ourselves as a good place to invest; cannot help existing business to remain viable; cannot attract new investment and cannot build our community as a good place to live for families that need decent paying jobs.
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What a waste of money, with zero results, other than big buzz words.
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Another good old boys club, sitting around drinking coffee and accomplishing nothing on the tax payers dime
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I haven't seen anything that has brought industry to Kincardine. Maybe they are working for Goderich and Port Elgin since they have the most industry.
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Needs to be accountable if funded
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They don't need three groups taking funds out of the taxpayer's coffers to fund their interests
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They needed to be accountable for the budget, they were NOT
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If they cannot provide accountability, they should not be funded. Simple as that!
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What an absolute waste of money. This is an agreement that a few ppl pushed through council. I hope this new council is up to the challenge of stopping this funding.
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raising taxs 2-4 % for a clear duplication of services is not smart spending. If predc truly is of any value then businesses, old and new would be overjoyed to pay the operating cost for is spectacular services.,
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