Why license business with potential to stink?

Chemainus – In response to your article “Compost stink not going away”, I think that the North Cowichan district council definitely has a responsibility to taxpayers in the area.

Why was a business licence granted to a facility with the potential for fouling the air in the first place? Is there no criteria in place to ensure that people will not be adversely affected in a negative way from businesses in the area? Are licences issued on a first come, first served basis?

I think that the taxpayers of Chemainus should apply for a reduction in their taxes when we are faced with next year’s assessments. I cannot even sit outside on my sun-deck when the facility is emitting its noxious fumes.

Take a long, hard look at the way business licences are issued, and take responsibility for your decisions!

Christine Bennett Chemainus