Queen’s Square in Cambridge to FINALLY receive landscaping

February 19, 2009 at 6:27 pm Leave a comment

Queen's Square at night, before construction.

Queen's Square at night, before construction.

$64,000 is the amount which will be spent on new landscaping for Queen’s Square, as part of the ongoing construction project. During a recent budget session, members opted to spend the money this year and not phase in the landscaping over several years.

Coun. Linda Whetham told the meeting she would not support the expenditure given the current economy. “Times are tough and we’re telling the unemployed to go look at flowers,” she said.

You know what I say back to her, “WAH.” You can’t start a project and half-ass the final elements of the design.

Coun. Be Tucci actually had something intelligent to come back with regarding Coun. Whetham’s statement, “You could say the same thing about any soccer field we build or anything else.”

Coun. Karl Kiefer asked if the project could be phased in over several years, but parks director Dave Stuart suggested “it would be nice to get it done all at once”. TRUE SAY.

Also in support of the beautification of Queen’s Square, Coun. Pam Wolf said it would “look pretty dismal” if landscaping is not approved. “We’ve got to complete what we’ve started,” she said, adding that the construction of the Main Street bridge and Queen’s Square was supposed to take four months to complete. It has now taken more than six months and still isn’t finished.”

Source: CambridgeTimes.ca

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