According to info received today from Kettle Creek Authority, the substance in the creek is a “photo sensitive” algae bloom that is not common to this area. It remains low in the creek during the day and rises when the sunlight diminishes. There has been no adverse effects on aquatic species.
A quote from a movie "what we have here is a failure to communicate"
It appears there has been a fair amount of animosity generated by " the quote".
Salvos are being fired from both parties.
What I have been able to interpret; or should I say come to a conclusion from the
info is that in the Military it’s called "Chain of Command" or in other professions
"Standard Operating Procedures" may not have been followed. I’m positive both parties
are familiar with COC/SOP
Enter... the Deputy Clerk. Why is the Deputy Clerk opening mail addressed to a member
of Council? Is it within his/her juristriction? Is "screening of mail" a COC or
SOP? Now Councillor McNeil stated in his response, ( in which he does admit there
is a problem), that he was not made aware of the letter addressed to him, until
Mr. Bolt’s letter to the Editor.
I believe both parties should direct their query to the Deputy Clerk and it may
be time for Council to review their Standard Operating Procedures within the office
The Movie… Cool Hand Luke.
Note. I returned from Michigan on Sunday to discover a substance in the creek which
I know neither of my neighbours had seen before. One thought it was liquid manure;
but during my absents there was insufficient rainfall to cause a runoff. The creek
was "browner" than normal and took on the look of "veins" streaking down stream.
I called Kettle Creek Authority and left a message. Monday morning I took samples/photos
and waited for a return call, which as of this writing has not been received. I
then proceeded upstream to see if I could pinpoint the origin. I came upon a Kettle
Creek vehicle which was attempting to do the same. Upon introduction they knew my
name and stated another person had called them. They also stated that this was the
first they had heard of it; but Central Elgin had been notified on Saturday, samples
taken and the MOE was notified and waiting a response. I also had called another
member of Council; again I have not received a reply or acknowledgement. I’ll give
them both 48 hours. In the mean time we have decided to consume only bottled water
until the substance has been identified ( it may be SOPs between agencies also need