City ‘dropped the ball’ on flood costs

The citizens of Nelson are being penalized for incompetence and poor planning by City Hall.

Re: “Flood damage not fully covered,” June 28

The city’s chief financial officer Colin McClure states: “It’s poor legislation and it’s penalizing us for using our own expertise?”

It may well be poor legislation but let’s be perfectly honest here: The citizens of Nelson are being penalized for incompetence and poor planning by City Hall.

The legislation is not new and obviously some rocket scientists dropped the ball. A very big ball — $150,000 down the drain needlessly!

Just think of what that money could have done in our community (pool roof, skate park, library, etc.).

Someone should resign or be fired over this fiasco.

Kevin LePape, Nelson