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Fruitvale's colour concerns unfounded
As a resident of Fruitvale and patron/former employee of the Villagers Inn, I am appalled that the Village of Fruitvale Administration has told the owner, Mary Sui that she has to repaint her building, because red is not allowed.
This is based upon old bylaws that govern the color of buildings within the Village of Fruitvale.
If you look around Fruitvale, you will see that several of the businesses have red buildings, so I am really confused as to why the Villagers Inn has to change their paint color.
Red, after all, is Canada’s color…. Look at our flag for instance.
I think the new look is fantastic, brightens things up, is cheerful and friendly.
Even if there is a bylaw that states the buildings of Fruitvale should be a certain color - who is to say that the bylaw can’t be changed?
It is 30 years old, after all.
Do we, as citizens of this town not have a say in the way we want our town to look? It is highly unfair that the Village is imposing their authority in this manner.
I think it is important for citizens to speak up on this issue because it affects all of us in this town, and in principle may determine the future of our village in many ways.