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
Here are some of the comments, but not all as some duplicate votes
were tossed out. We don't correct spelling:
Biggest waste of $$ for Kincardine
Not accountable to counsel anyone. Don't know if they do
much or just take credit for anything good.
No accountability, no money.
If they are open and transparent, and can justify the
expenses then sure. Also, we need results, no results no
We need to have measurable results before more money is
At the very first meeting it was stated that PREDC would be
self supporting through "grants". I have yet to see any
Waste of MONEY
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.
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!
just a waste of tax dollars with no payback
No. Empire built and needs to be demolished.
Waste of time and money.
No as I haven't heard of any new business brought in that
benefits my needs...
PREDC has not been accountable to council with how they
spend taxpayers money.
Need to get a better Building Inspector though
We are throwing money at a not needed group
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!!
Not sure its good value for the money invested.
What a waste of money
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
Should be accountable.
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
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
what else did council contract out that taxpayers weren't
consulted on? was this another behind closed door deal?
what return has Kincardine recieved on the investment?
Why should it be funded when they already have $148,000 in
their bank account ,
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
No credible business plan and with taxes approaching double
digits its high time for some belt tightening.
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.
no economic development means no growth
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!!
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
NO...this town's wasting has to stop
waste of tax payers money
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
Absolutely NOT!!!! This corporation is just a repeat of the
BIA, Chamber of Commerce. Why spend good money after bad and
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
What a waste of money, with zero results, other than big
Another good old boys club, sitting around drinking coffee
and accomplishing nothing on the tax payers dime
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.
Needs to be accountable if funded
They don't need three groups taking funds out of the
taxpayer's coffers to fund their interests
They needed to be accountable for the budget, they were NOT
If they cannot provide accountability, they should not be
funded. Simple as that!
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.
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.,