Councillor Jim Graff asked for Council’s latitude at Perth council on May 30. “This is going to make me look like a grump,” he continued, but he wanted his thoughts heard on messy contractors.
Before the council meeting Graff stood behind Town Hall and stared at a mess on the back lawn. “Contractors should be compelled to clean-up their work sites on weekends,” he told council members. “It should be part of the contract that [work sites] be left in an orderly fashion.”
Later on in the half-hour council meeting, Graff, along with the other councillors, unanimously passed a temporary zoning bylaw to allow a seasonal, mobile food vendor and farm produce stand at 240 Gore Street east for a period of three years.
Graff’s comment, unlike his earlier comment on messy contractors, was that the owner of this property “keeps his yard clean.”