Former Rossland mayor speaks in favour of Columbia Avenue Project

One of Rossland's former mayors was at Rossland city council Monday, asking the city to move forward on the Columbia infrastructure project.

One of Rossland’s former mayors was at Rossland city council Monday, asking that the city look to move forward on the Columbia Avenue infrastructure project.

Bill Profili, who was representing a group of Rossland citizens, asked that council take into account that the naysayers of the project are usually much more vocal than those that support it.

Profili said that he understood there is a choice of two decisions before council; one is the status quo and the other is to “look into the future with a vision.”

“The value of status quo is related to the old adage that, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,'” Profili said. “I see businesses in downtown closing, I see our community not growing and developing.”

He said the problems of 30 years ago are still here today and the new vision for the city can start with the project.

He added that even though neither decision is right or wrong, depending on the point of view, there are a lot of Rossland residents who hope council chooses the decision that “brings a vision to the city’s plan.”

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