The vote on the Coulter Berry building was equally as devastating as the vote on the underground wiring in Fort Langley.
We were under the mistaken apprehension that everyone had to follow the rules. We understood, I guess wrongly, that bylaws and OCPs were implemented to protect the citizens.
We also understood that the people hired by the Township were hired and paid for their expertise and education. Is their advice not worth taking?
I feel that the council, save one, really let the community and the province down badly.
I do not blame the developer, though he will be garnering a lot of rent and income. I blame the complete lack of support of the council for the large number of residents and families in Fort Langley by ignoring their very respectful protests which included almost 1,000 signatures.
The citizens will always agree to disagree, but in this case, the council has put one side against another and has caused a complete divide in our harmonious community.
Without exception, the people wanted Fort Langley developers to follow the OCP and the bylaws. All supported the building on Mavis and Glover, but not the height and breadth, which would dominate the village.
Three other buildings have followed the guidelines, why not the Coulter Berry?
When speaking about a project in Aldergrove, Mayor Jack Froese stated, " We must obey the rules."
Doesn't that apply to Fort Langley?
Bays Blackhall, Langley