Who Burnt the Harper Hoover Homestead??
The Town lost one of its prime Hertiage Building last Friday night to a senseless act of vadalism with the burning of the Harper Hoover Homestead. a 150 year old Field Stone Home unique in our community and the very symbol of our Heritage.
Destroyed by Whom??
If it be Kids then they need to be deal with and understand that their actions are not with out consequence
If it be Adults then it is Criminal and they should receive the full measure of the Law.
I understand the York Regional Police are investigating.
I appeared before Council to ask them to facilitate that investigation by calling a Public Forum and inviting all and any Citizens that might have any information surrounding the incident to come forth with that information with the Police present to take any pertinent testimony and also to discuss what we as a Town wish to preserve and how we can best do that beyond the Provincial measures which basically leave it up to the Developers whims. Unfortunately I was made to wait until the end of the meeting when there was no one there and everyone was tired because the mayor had more important business to attend to ( cuddling up to the developers and the planners while deny the residents their lawful rights .)
We need strong local bylaws
I promised Mrs. Harper that I would protect her Home and I have failed and I want to know why and I want to know why this Council and Town have failed to protect one of our essential heritage Buildings , since they are ultimately responsible.
If this is willful destruction it is disgusting and should not be tolerated in any shape or form or condoned by the lack of action by the Town.
NOW ...... NOT Wait and SEE
( I personally wont be satisfied until this house is reconstructed on the very spot )